Provisional handover of works for eight wells and a repumping station in Port-au-Prince (Haiti)
9 December, 2020
Incatema Consulting & Engineering, in a joint venture with the Haitian company SOHECO, S.A, has provisionally handed over to the client, the Haitian National Directorate of Potable Water and Sanitation (DINEPA), the works of equipping and connecting eight wells to a repumping station with two tanks, one of which is nearing completion, linked to the network of the Metropolitan Region of Port-au-Prince (RMPP). All of these works have been executed in the municipalities of Croix des Bouquets, Tabarre and Pétion-ville, comprising the eight wells on either side of the Rivière Grise, which have been connected by means of a Directed Horizontal Drill (DHD).
The priority works to reinforce the production of drinking water in the metropolitan region of Port-au-Prince have also included the simultaneous construction of the pipes that carry the water from the 8 wells to the Pumping Station of Tabarre, situated in the municipality of the same name, and from there to the tank called R120, situated in the zone of Siloé, which supplies several zones in the municipality of Delmas, and to the tank called R236, situated in the district of Vivy Mitchell in the municipality of Pétion-ville, with a 2,000 m3 capacity, whose execution is being completed by Incatema Consulting & Engineering, also in a joint venture with the same Haitian company, and that will supply in future various zones of Tabarre and Pétion-ville, as a reinforcement of the flow to Tunnel Frères and Doco. The flow rate of these eight wells is 32,000 m3 per day with a unitary mean flow rate of approximately 4,000 m3 per day. The wells supply the Pumping Station of Tabarre, in such a way that 6 of the 8 wells can operate simultaneously, to support a flow rate of 24,000 m3 per day.
The project financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) “represents an important milestone” - points out the director of infrastructures of Incatema Consulting & Engineering, Fernando Díaz - “insofar as it improves the availability of drinking water in one of the countries in the world where it is most difficult to obtain it, which is undoubtedly good news for the inhabitants of the metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince, even more so in these times of the pandemic in which the use of water is more necessary than ever to combat COVID 19”.