3 September, 2020
Incatema Consulting & Engineering has concluded the assembly works for the Drinking Water Treatment Plant of the city of Foundiougne in the Republic of Senegal, a project that gives the city’s inhabitants access to desalinated and bacteria-free water.
This Drinking Water Treatment Plant comprises a compact fluoride and chloride treatment plant through reverse osmosis with the capacity to process 70 m3/h. The infrastructure is rounded off with the construction of one storage tank for raw water with a 20 m3 capacity and one storage tank for pre-treated water of 250 m3, along with the installation of two-layer pressurised filters and a waste water discharge pipe.
Incatema continues at a swift pace to execute these works that form part of the project commissioned and funded by Senegal’s National Water Company (SONES), for 12.8 million euros, contemplating the production and assembly of three drinking water treatment plants for the populations of Kédougou and Foundiougne and a district of Dakar city, as previously reported here.
Currently, Spanish personnel have been assigned to reinforce operational teams for assembly of the other two plants, which in the case of Dakar and Kédougou are scheduled for completion in October when commissioning and operating tests are due to begin. Incatema’s technical team is also completing the buildings that will contain the installations of the Surface Water Treatment Stations.
According to Fernando Díaz, Incatema’s Director of Infrastructures, “this project is particularly significant given that access to drinking water is crucial for the region’s sustainable development, given that in the Republic of Senegal more than 69% of the population does not have access to safe water sources”. Meanwhile, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is calling for increased efforts to improve water efficiency to provide access to drinking water for the entire population, a fundamental objective for attaining the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN’s 2030 Agenda.