Incatema takes part in the ninth World Water Forum in Senegal

22 March, 2022

Incatema Consulting & Engineering is celebrating World Water Day at the ninth World Water Forum in Dakar, Senegal, from 21 to 26 March, with a presence in the Spain Pavilion organised by the Spanish Foreign Trade Institute (ICEX). As part of the programme of the National Office of Water and Sanitation of Senegal (ONAS), a technical visit took place today to the Waste Water Station in Cambérène.

With a budget of 32 million euros, this will be the largest and most modern WWTP in sub-Saharan Africa, where the existing plant is being rehabilitated and extended to increase its 30,000m3/day capacity to 92,000m3/day.

“The challenge in executing this project”, points out Fernando Díaz, Incatema Consulting & Engineering’s Director of Infrastructures, “is to extend the works while the facility continues to function, a challenge that we tackled, aware of the population’s need not to have the treatment service interrupted at any moment.“

The Cambérène WWTP will be complemented with the construction of a marine outfall that is being executed simultaneously, also with funding from the Islamic Development Bank (IDB). As part of its commitment to Sustainable Development Goal number 6, and with a view to achieving universal and fair access to potable water and adequate hygiene and sanitation services, while improving water quality on a global level, Incatema has already put other infrastructures into operation in Senegal.

Among these, the water treatment plant of Kédougou, which has already been in service for one year, and improvement of the potable water supply of the Dakar plant, involving removing surplus iron and manganese contained in the well-water that feeds the plant.

We are currently also working on the potable water treatment plant of Foundiougne, where water tests will begin soon.

Incatema’s delegation will have a stand at the exhibition to display its work in the country, where it has been present with its own offices since 2019.