Biwater wins Cameroon water supply infrastructure deal
Biwater is to refurbish and extend water supply infrastructure in Cameroon to address acute ongoing potable water shortages having won a US $152M (£103M) contract with the Cameroon Water Utilities Corporation (Camwater).
Included in the project scope is the design, build / refurbishment and extension of potable water production, storage and distribution infrastructure across 14 locations in central and southern Cameroon. In conjunction with the project, Biwater will also deliver a water asset management (WAM) programme, which will include training and skills transfer, to improve network efficiencies and project sustainability.
Giles Jackson, regional director for Africa, said: “We are delighted to share news of this contract award in a new and important market. This turnkey project will see both urban and rural areas across the Cameroon benefit from network enhancements, plant refurbishments and the construction of new water infrastructure.”
An Export Credit financial package is being arranged by Biwater to cover the entire project, subject to the necessary due diligence.
- Onsite assessment bolsters wastewater technician training An overhaul of British Water's wastewater treatment technicians' training means plant operatives will now undertake onsite... Read More >
- Thames Water's London Ring Main marks 25 years in action Thames Water's London Ring Main - a pipe which carries up to 1,300 million litres of water a day – has been in action for... Read More >
- Ice-pigging used to improve tap water quality Northumbrian Water is using an innovative technique known as ice-pigging to help improve tap water quality for around... Read More >
- A glass half-full? Bringing water costs down for utility customers Mark Bullock, Balfour Beatty chief executive officer for rail and utilities, says the water sector must change its... Read More >
- INWED 2019: 'Each step was driven by choosing work I enjoy' To mark International Women in Engineering Day 2019 on 23 June, Fiona Barbour discusses her journey to becoming Mott... Read More >
- Interview: Kier Utilities' water MD Nigel Dyer Kier Utilities' Nigel Dyer tells Robin Hackett how the company is evolving to meet the changing demands on the water... Read More >
- Comment: New tech and partnerships will up the ante on leakage Closer partnerships, technology and connectivity will be the key to tackling leakage, with collaborative delivery... Read More >
- The search for safer streetworks practices Amey Utilities' HSEQ director, Gerry Mulholland, explains how the company’s 2020 Challenge and Know What’s Below... Read More >