SADE Group is bolstering Bouaké’s drinking water supply for PFO Africa, head of the consortium awarded the overall contract by the Ivory Coast Hydraulics Ministry.
After work began on the site at the end of March 2020, COVID-19 put a real spanner in the works: repatriation, temporary site shutdown, plus new health & safety rules. The project practically ground to a halt for several months, leading to comprehensive reorganisation last July.
Since then, 3 teams armed with an impressive selection of excavation equipment have been working 6 days a week to meet the deadline: two Ø 1,200 teams and one Ø 1,000.
The odd occasional technical and meteorological hitch (monsoon season) disrupted the teams’ work, but took nothing away from their overall motivation.
Thirty or so kilometres of Ø 1,200 and ten or so of Ø 1,000 still need to be finished off by our teams, who have shown complete commitment on this large-scale project.
We’re sure they’ll keep up the good work and wish them all the best on this project, which will be a real flagship achievement for Franzetti Ivory Coast.