SADE Group is starting to lay the water supply system for Ivory Coast’s 2nd biggest city, 350km from Abidjan.
Covered in wooded savannah and surrounded by cacao and coffee tree plantations, the city of Bouaké, formerly Gbékékro, lies in the centre of the Ivory Coast. It is encircled by a network of 143 villages, spreading 20km out from the city.
Bouaké is the department’s administrative centre and has 542,000 inhabitants in the city itself and more than 1.5 million if you count all the surroundings towns and villages. As part of the vast hydraulic restructuring programme launched by the country’s Hydraulics Ministry, SADE is laying nearly 65km of pipes between the water intake in Béoumi and Bouaké. Tapped from the River Bandama, the raw water will be routed via Ø 1,200 GRP tubes over 49.3km, then the treated water distributed via 14.6km of Ø 1,000 tubes (also GRP). The first delivery of pipes reached the port of Abidjan last January. The laying process began in February and will take 18 months.
The first GRP system of this type in Africa!
Watch this space