The teams recently successfully completed pressure testing, after two years of hard work.
In September 2013, after the Dakar region was hit by a serious water supply crisis, the Senegalese water authority launched a major programme of works to secure Dakar’s key water supply facilities. This included the KMS 3 project.
Between August 2017 and December 2019, SADE Senegal built 32 of the 213 kilometres linking the new Keur Momar Sarr drinking water production plant to Dakar.
Following the construction of the new water treatment plant (scheduled to be completed in a year’s time), this pipeline will supply the majority of the drinking water for the city of Dakar including both its inner and outer suburbs (4 million inhabitants).
This project was also an opportunity to confirm the historic synergy between SADE’s entities in the AMI zone: fifteen or so SADE staff from Burkina Faso came to help the Senegalese teams lay this pipeline.
It was also remarkable from a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) point of view with the setup of social and environmental offsetting measures: hiring of local staff, installation of nozzle-equipped sections, and planting of trees.
These conclusive pressure tests rounded off the works carried out on an unprecedented scale at SADE Senegal, which is particularly proud to have contributed to a project of public interest for both the country as a whole and the populations of both Dakar and the surrounding municipalities.
It should be underlined that this project was also the final project managed for SADE by Pascal AUTIN, one of our company’s key figures: all the best, Pascal!
Congratulations to all the teams for their work on this flagship project.
Key project data
- 21,000t of cast iron pipes (Ø1,100, 1,200 and 1,600 1,200mm)
- Up to 100 SADE staff at peak times
- 2 sensitive crossings: Dakar-St Louis highway, Dakar-Bamako railway