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SADE in the mountains…

27 January 2021
SADE in the mountains… Though ski resorts might not be opening back up right away, some will be ready and raring to go for the season because our Regional Divisions are hard at work! Thanks to fast work by our Metz and Lyon Regional Divisions, two resorts’ water systems are being given a major makeover. Water for snow-making machines: no SADE, no snowflakes! In Haut-Rhin, SMMGM (i.e. Markstein Grand-Ballon massif joint development agency) wanted to extend the Markstein ski resort’s snow-making system. To meet this demand and supply 9 new snow-making machines, the Metz Regional Division (Alsace Agency) set up:...

Close-fit lining work in the Rabat Medina: season 2

27 January 2021
Rue 38 got all dressed up to the 9’s with the setup of the first liners. In our first episode, both the preparatory work and the routing of the liners were ongoing. In-field training, still provided by Cyrille MAUFAY, continued in December with the laying of the first stretches of close-fit lining. Rue 38 (a top priority in the programme prepared by Redal) was therefore transformed for a few days into a trenchless works demonstration area. The aim of the first drive was to rehabilitate a 30m, 300-diameter stretch between too shallow manholes. Every stage of the protocol was followed:...

Friedland shaft in Paris (Eole project)…

9 November 2020
A flagship worksite featuring an original technique developed by the experts of SADE Special Works. Currently, SADE Special Works is handling the earthworks for this 24.25m x 7.45m, 43m-deep rectangular shaft. Context Positioned in Paris on Avenue Friedland, which stretches from Boulevard Haussmann all the way to the Arc de Triomphe, the “Friedland shaft” will provide ventilation and emergency access for the future RER E regional express train station by 2022. It is nestled in a dense urban environment, surrounded by sensitive sites: RER Line A, which runs 4.85m from its walls and the many Haussmannian buildings lining the avenue....

SADE sees double

6 November 2020
Down near Dax, the small town of Castets plans to position itself as the new surfing El Dorado by playing host to a tourist complex, complete with a giant wave pool. This project and the population growth it will entail mean the town’s WWTP’s capacity needs to be doubled in advance. The Les Landes SYDEC (Departmental Municipal Equipment Authority) has selected SADE (head of consortium) and its partner Gallego for this mission. The challenge The goal, is to design and build the new infrastructure and partially modify the existing systems to boost treatment capacity from 2,750 PE to 5,500 PE,...

SADE group is back in the Paris region’s drinking water plants

2 November 2020
With the award of the contract to renovate the Méry-sur-Oise drinking water production plant decanting unit for SEDIF as part of a consortium alongside SETHA. Since the changes made to the terms of SEDIF’s service delegation contracts, drinking water plant contracts had become few and far between for the Greater Paris Regional Division. But that doesn’t mean it’s lost its touch, and it’s now back with a bang with this valuable contract won by the Argenteuil Agency. The contract in brief As head of the consortium, SADE won Package 2, along with its partners SETHA and INEO (ENGIE’s electrical engineering...

Down at the Blainville-sur-Orne port complex…

27 October 2020
Down at the Blainville-sur-Orne port complex… SADE is building 2 twin XXL lifting stations for the rainwater collection, treatment and discharge project launched by Caen Normandie CCI. Identical and 50/50 These 2 underground concrete structures, located at either end of the platform, are absolutely identical. They are 7.50m high, 6m long and 3.60m wide, and house four 1,600m3/h pumps operated on a 3+1 basis. Each station is sized to lift half the volumes collected on the site up to a nearby retention and containment basin, meaning the 2 stations treat 100% of the rainwater. A tried and tested methodology The...

A new contract for two top projects in Costa Rica

13 October 2020
A new contract for two top projects in Costa Rica Signed on October 6, 2020: a fine victory for SADE Costa Rica, assisted by the Group’s Head Office IT Department Support Division. Aya, which is SADE Costa Rica’s main client, is the state-owned company that manages drinking water and wastewater treatment service for 80% of the country’s population. It recently selected SADE for the biggest network extension project is has ever launched: a gigantic wastewater collection and treatment project for more than a million users in the country’s capital, San José, protecting rivers from WW discharged into the natural environment...

One plant at a time

5 October 2020
Montmartin-Hauteville-Annoville and Lingreville wastewater treatment authority is getting stuck into the renovation of the current Montmartin-sur-Mer WWTP, built back in 2005. This WWTP’s incoming backflow station had one weakness: the input, via multiple force mains, of H2S gas (hydrogen sulphide) that oxidises the facility’s concrete structures and its upstream manhole. The Rouen Regional Division was awarded this worksite as lowest responsible bidder in June 2020, proposing the construction of a new HDPE station, near the existing one, so as to guarantee a fully-waterproof and non-H2S sensitive facility. The works, which began in August 2020, include: the fitting of an upstream...

For GPSO it’s go, go, go…

24 September 2020
With the total rehabilitation of an accessible sewer main in Boulogne and a worksite combining chemistry and public works. Seine Ouest Assainissement, a subsidiary jointly owned by Veolia and SADE, has been awarded the wastewater treatment public-service outsourcing contract for GPSO (Grand Paris Seine Ouest, i.e. Greater Paris West Seine) up to the end of 2027. SOA’s contract covers approx. 60 replacement and/or rehabilitation operations on systems in 8 local towns and villages. One of these is the consolidation and rehabilitation of a section in Passage des Abondances (Boulogne-Billancourt). Did you say “accessibility”? Until now, the design & construction operations...

SADE goes troglodyte

8 September 2020
SADE goes troglodyte Caen La Mer intermunicipal authority selected SADE (Rouen Regional Division) to manage a worksite to restructure the rainwater system crossing a giant abandoned underground quarry in Fleury-sur-Orne. A wastewater treatment worksite with multiple challenges. An environmental issue. The gutter-shaped stormwater main crossing the quarry overflows regularly, contaminating both the quarry floor and waters from the regionally-important Bathonian reservoir that rise up into the galleries. To resolve these issues, SADE was tasked with handling the gravity ducting (5mm/m) of this 150m segment. Since mid-June, the Giberville agency team has been setting up and slotting together the 64 concrete...