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French company seals deal to build Yaounde water plant

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SUEZ, a French engineering giant has secured a contract to build one of its largest drinking water production plants in Yaounde, capital of Cameroon.

The plant to be built by a Chinese company SINOMACH-CMEC, will be aimed at supporting Cameroon’s fast growing population of three million inhabitants.

The project worth €43 million, includes the pumping of raw water into the river Sanaga, the building of the plant over a 36-month period, the pumping stations and the transfer of the treated water to Yaoundé.

This operation will be financed by Eximbank of China and the Cameroonian government within the scope of a larger and structuring project of over €650 million.

Going by official reports, SUEZ will be in charge of carrying out the engineering studies on the treatment plant, providing equipment, and supervising the assembly and commissioning of the plant. Degrémont technologies such as Pulsatube and Aquazur V will be fitted as part of the construction. SUEZ previously built the 100,000 m3 /day drinking water production plant in Akomiada.


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