Incatema starts to install the piping for the Drinking Water Treatment Plant of Kédougou (Senegal)

18 June, 2020

Incatema Consulting & Engineering has started to install 11 kilometres of piping for the drinking water treatment plant that is being built in the city of Kédougou, Senegal, for the purpose of taking and pumping water from the river Gambia, near the town of Itato, to the facility in Kédougou. Two crews are working to install the pipes, soon to be reinforced with a third crew.

The project also comprises the construction of a 50,000 m3 water storage basin and an elevated tank to guarantee the pressure of the water supply, which is to have a net capacity of 90 m3/h. The works will be rounded off with the installation of a medium voltage power line and a service track throughout the course of the pipeline, along with various works to reinforce the water supply and quality in the towns of Foundiougne and Dakar.

“The project financed by the National Water Company of Senegal (SONES) represents an opportunity to reinforce the water supply in Senegal at a time when it is more necessary than ever owing to the COVID-19 crisis”, points out the Director of Infrastructures of Incatema Consulting & Engineering, Fernando Díaz, “given that access to clean water is provided using efficient engineering solutions that facilitate the fulfilment of hygiene measures associated to the pandemic while guaranteeing efficient access to water for the population.”

“We cannot forget”, adds Díaz, “that more than 69% of Senegal’s population lacks access to safe water sources and ensuring such access is one of the United Nations requirements established in the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda” Incatema Consulting & Engineering signed a contract in 2019 with the Ministry of Hydraulics and Sanitation of the Republic of Senegal to carry out water supply and quality reinforcement works for the towns of Kédougou, Foundiougne and Dakar. The project has an investment of more than 12.8 million euros and will improve the quality of life and health of more than one million people who live in these three towns, through a combination of potable water treatment technologies.