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Veolia has won a EUR 12.1 million contract to assist Cameroon with its project to improve drinking water supply in Yaoundé

Press release: Africa – Municipal water. Paris, November 13, 2015 (193.93 KB)

This project represents an investment of €600 million and will eventually meet the drinking water needs of the Cameroon capital’s population, with a new drinking water plant producing 300,000 cubic meters per day, or the equivalent consumption of a city the size of Marseille (France).
Under this contract, Seureca is responsible for signing off on the engineering studies, supervising and inspecting the works, including the construction of 58 kilometers of network, 63 kilometers of transfer pipes, two pumping stations and distribution tanks. At the height of the supervision, 28 Seureca employees will be resident on site.
“This success, within the context of a major water supply project in Africa, is confirmation of Seureca’s expertise in international project management contracts in the field of water. The Paepys project will benefit from our extensive experience in major projects in Africa for water treatment, conveyance and distribution,” explained Philippe Bloch, Director General.
Seureca has been active in Africa for more than 50 years through several project offices and its subsidiaries in Nairobi (Kenya) since 1984, and Libreville (Gabon) since 2004. The company has built up a portfolio of references in major cities and in many countries, including: the Oman drinking water co-management contract, project management for the Crivina (Romania) drinking water treatment plant, drinking and wastewater master plans for Rabat, Tangier and Tétouan (Morocco), and the wastewater study for Caracas (Venezuela).

Veolia’s consulting engineers group, Seureca provides public authorities and industrial concerns with expert water, waste and energy management solutions. Seureca assists its customers with the production of master plans and feasibility studies, design and project management, and provides technical and operational assistance.

Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With over 179,000 employees* worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them.
In 2014, the Veolia group supplied 96 million people with drinking water and 60 million people with wastewater service, produced 52 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 31 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of €24.4 billion* in 2014.
(*) 2014 pro-forma figures, including Dalkia International (100%) and excluding Dalkia France. 



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