Current projects

Continuing and getting back to business in Belgium

14 May 2020
In Belgium, just as in France, multiple measures were put in place to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Let’s take a tour of the SADE Group’s sites across the country during this complicated period. SODRAEP Government measures forced SODRAEP to shut down its worksites, except for a few urgent works deals in public service sectors. A look back at the last few weeks. Mid-March – mid-April During the first 4 weeks of strict lockdown, SODRAEP worked on adapting its working procedures and purchasing new PPE to comply with sanitary measures and optimise its preparations to get back to business. 15 April:… +

SADE Ecuador encourages recycling

16 April 2020

SADE Ecuador encourages recycling

Aim: making teams aware of the environment. Action: recycling competition. Result: 526kg of plastic collected by 142 staff. For 3 months, 12 teams set to work, under the orders of Sade Ecuador’s HR Unit, collecting plastic bottles on the streets of Guayaquil. These were then weighed and sorted, before being sold to a recycling firm. For this campaign, each team chose a name to go with this good cause. Our top 3 environmental defenders were: Well done to all the participants and congratulations to the Ecuadorean HR Unit on this fine scheme!… +

Business booming in the Ivory Coast

14 April 2020
With the arrival of drinking water as far as the town of Gagnoa! For the last 5 years, the project to supply drinking water to the towns of Sinfra and Ganoa has been emblematic for the SADE Group, and not just in the Ivory Coast! It is now nearing completion. After the 20,000m³/day treatment plant commissioning phase managed by teams from SIng, Franzetti Ivory Coast rinsed 120km of pipes from the plant to the intermediate uptake plant in Sinfra, then all the way to the town of Gagnoa. The pipes are currently being disinfected, in collaboration with the future operator,… +

Business continuity

23 March 2020
A closer look at Ecuador and the city of Guayaquil where our leak repair teams are hard at work despite the current full lockdown and curfew… With more than 500 cases of coronavirus in the country, the Ecuadorian government declared a nationwide state of emergency on 16 March, imposing a full lockdown, travel restrictions and a strict curfew between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Shock information campaigns were also organised to raise public awareness. Interagua (Veolia), which is tasked with guaranteeing the city of Guayaquil’s continuous drinking water supply, required SADE to be more operational than ever on its 2… +

Direction: Belgium

18 March 2020
SODRAEP confirms its position at VIVAQUA. Vivaqua (previously Compagnie Intercommunale Bruxelloise des Eaux, i.e. the Brussels intermunicipal water authority) is one of Belgium’s biggest intermunicipal drinking water producers and distributors. SODRAEP, our Belgian subsidiary, is a historical partner of VIVAQUA. Over the last few weeks, it has confirmed its position as a go-to partner for this essential client by renewing all its framework agreements (called marchés stocks or stock agreements in Belgium) to carry out works to renovate, lay or connect sewers in the Brussels-Capital Region for up to 5 years: Connection package: it is ranked 2nd out of 3… +

SADE is also building water towers in Senegal…

11 February 2020
77 over the last 3 years and SADE has no plans on stopping any time soon! These simple, sturdy, 100 to 200m³, on average 20m-high water towers are designed to supply multiple rural communities in Senegal. They previously consumed surface water or water from shallow wells, which are both vectors of multiple diseases and becoming depleted due to the widespread lowering of water tables in this region of the Sahel. In addition to the construction of these water towers, nearly 1,000km of PVC pipes have been laid, plus hundreds of livestock drinking troughs, standpipes for villagers and brackets for carts… +

In Senegal, wrap-up on KMS 3 package 7!

14 January 2020
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… +

SADE knows Portuguese industrialists well…

18 November 2019
Did you know that SADE Portugal was created to meet the needs of an industrial client? In 1998, chemicals manufacturer Borealis was looking for a company capable of carrying out swage lining (now TubOcontact) work on its Sines site. SADE Special Works successfully saw this project through. A connection had been made, and over the following months this led to the creation of SADE’s branch in Portugal. SADE Portugal and REPSOL Starting in 1999, SADE Portugal further developed its relationship with this client. And when Borealis was taken over by REPSOL in 2002, SADE was still on board, taking on… +

News from Costa Rica…

11 July 2019
SADE recently won its second deal using both microtunneling and traditional techniques for AyA (Instituto Costarricense de Acueductos y Alcantarillados). The project is called “Construcción de alcantarillado sanitario, colectores sur : desvío Maria Aguilar y extensión aserrí”. It will cost €13.6 million, is funded by the IADB (Inter-American Development Bank), and is set to take 18 months. It involves the installation of sewer mains: 1,660m (⌀ 600mm) using a microtunnel boring machine (MTBM), 915m (⌀ 1,200mm) using a MTBM, 4,533m in an open trench (⌀ from 100 to 1,200mm). Official notice of the award of the Maria Aguilar project has… +

Social project in Ecuador for Interagua

4 December 2018
A mobile tanker-based drinking water supply centre in a disadvantaged area. In Guayaquil, the Monte Sinai district is home to poor people from all over the country. It has no water supply or wastewater treatment network. To distribute drinking water, Interagua is launching a so-called “social” project to create a mobile tanker-based drinking water supply centre. SADE Ecuador will design and build the distribution site, a sort of service station featuring 3 supply points: roads and utilities for trucks, offices, fencing, service pipe connections and a supply pipeline (Ø400mm), etc. Launch of the project by Frédéric CERTAIN, Veolia Ecuador General… +