Eiffage SA: the consortium wins the first desalination plant in Senegal


Vélizy-Villacoublay, June 9, 2022 5:40 p.m.

Press release

The Eiffage consortium wins the first desalination plant in Senegal for a contract worth nearly 146 million euros*

Eiffage, through its subsidiaries Eiffage Génie Civil and Eiffage Senegal, won the contract awarded by SONES (National Water Company of Senegal) to design, build and operate for 24 months the future Mamelles seawater desalination plant in Dakar, Senegal. The contract is for nearly 146 million euros*.

The consortium, led by Eiffage Génie Civil, includes Eiffage Senegal as well as India’s VA Tech Wabag and Japan’s Toyota Tsusho Corporation. Eiffage teams will be responsible for the design and construction work, VA Tech Wabag will oversee the water treatment process, and Toyota Tsusho Corporation will co-lead the project with Eiffage. The contracting authority for the project is SONES, while its prime contractor is the Japanese firm Nippon Koei.

The 30-month contract is part of the Plan Sénégal Emergent, which aims to make drinking water universally accessible by 2035. The project is funded by the Senegalese government, under a Japanese loan agreement with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

With a daily production capacity of 50,000 m3 of drinking water, this plant will be the largest in West Africa when it is in operation. In addition to providing a diversified source of drinking water in Senegal, the plant will improve the water supply capacity of the country’s capital, meeting the needs of around one million inhabitants of Dakar.

This new contract in Senegal, where Eiffage has been present for 96 years, testifies to the confidence that the Senegalese authorities place in the Group and consolidates its position in Africa as a major prime contractor for large complex projects. Eiffage is also confirming its expertise in the growing desalination plant market after delivering the Doraleh plant in Djibouti in 2021.

* Equivalent in euros.

About Eiffage

Eiffage is one of the European leaders in construction and concessions. The Group’s activities are organized around the following businesses: construction, real estate and urban development, civil engineering, metallurgy, roads, energy systems and concessions. Thanks to the experience of more than 73,500 employees, Eiffage achieved a turnover of 18.7 billion euros in 2021, of which 27% internationally.

About Eiffage Génie Civil

Eiffage Génie Civil actively specializes in all areas of civil engineering. Its teams work on many construction sites in France and abroad, from design to construction, through repair and maintenance to demolition.

About Eiffage Senegal

Established in Senegal for 96 years, Eiffage Senegal is actively involved in the fields of building and public works. In 2016, the Eiffage subsidiary delivered the second tranche of the “Highway of the futurelinking the city of Dakar to the future Blaise-Diagne international airport, and delivered the first TER in West Africa to Dakar at the end of 2021, which covers a distance of 37 kilometers to Diamniadio.

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