ONAS delegation inspects pipe manufacturing for Cambérène’s marine outfall (in Dakar, Senegal)

2 February, 2022

Incatema has received a visit from a delegation of the National Office of Sanitation of Senegal (ONAS) and Control Mission to inspect the high-resistance concrete pipes and tunnel boring equipment required for execution of the project to build the marine outfall of Cambérène, situated North of Dakar, Senegal’s capital city.

Delegation members included Ousmane Dione (Project Coordinator, ONAS), Pedre Sy (Project Director, ONAS), Mohamed Fethi (Control Mission) and Official Supervisors on the part of Incatema. For Pedre Sy, “the quality of the boring equipment to be used and materials manufactured for the project is evident, along with the good progress in fulfilling timelines, with the hope that as of February it will be possible to start releasing supplies so that the works are completed correctly by the end of 2022”.

This infrastructure will have a significant environmental impact, given that it will contribute to eliminating pollution from the north of Senegal’s capital and improve the zone’s fishing resources, supporting Sustainable Development Goal number 14 of the UN’s 2030 Agenda, Life Below Water.

At the same time, the turnkey project will contribute to SDG 6, Clean Water and Sanitation. The emissary pipe will discharge the zone’s treated sewage, previously treated at the Cambérène Waste Water Treatment Plant, which Incatema is also remodelling and extending. Once in the sea, purification will be completed by the ocean water through chemical, physical and biological processes, which will reduce the environmental impact to a minimum.

The works to build the marine outfall are advancing at a good pace, in accordance with the contemplated schedule.

Recently, the working shaft that joins the land part and sea parts of the emissary pipe was completed, as we previously reported here.