The Ivorian government renews its confidence in its long-time partners Veolia and PFO Africa
for the La Mé drinking water treatment plant, by signing a 15-year operation and maintenance
contract with the Société Ivoirienne des Eaux et de l’Environnement (SIEE), a joint venture
between PFO Africa and Veolia.
The La Mé plant, one of the largest single-phase structures in West Africa, contributes to Abidjan's
growing water needs. The Ivorian government initiated the project in 2018 and entrusted the PFO
Africa and Veolia consortium with its construction. Veolia ensured its conception, supply of equipment,
assembly, project management, plant commissioning and training of operating personnel.
Operating for several months, the plant is located 30 km north of Abidjan on an 8-hectare site. At full
capacity, it will produce 240,000 m³ of drinking water per day and it will cover the daily needs of 2.4
million Abidjan inhabitants.
The plant addresses the issue of water access in Abidjan's northeastern areas (north of Cocody,
Abobo and soon Yopougon) by treating surface water drawn from the La Mé river.