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Paris, France, 2011/09/13 - VINCI, signed a design-build contract with INAPA (Instituto Nacional de Aguas Potables y Alcantarillados) covering wastewater collection, transfer & treatment systems in the cities of Monte Cristi, Neiba, Azua, San Jose de Ocoa & San Cristobal.
- First VINCI projects in the Dominican Republic;
- A €108 million contract;
- About 500 km of pipes to meet the needs of more than 200,000 people in the first phase.
VINCI, through its subsidiary VINCI Construction Grands Projets, has signed a design-build contract with INAPA (Instituto Nacional de Aguas Potables y Alcantarillados) covering wastewater collection, transfer and treatment systems in the cities of Monte Cristi, Neiba, Azua, San Jose de Ocoa and San Cristobal in the Dominican Republic. This project is part of the Dominican government's cholera eradication programme.
The €108 million contract will be funded through €78.5 provided by the RPE (Emerging Country Reserve) fund and €29.5 million in local financing. The project involves the laying of approximately 500 km of pipes and the design and construction of eight treatment plants with population equivalent capacities ranging from 4,000 to 60,000 as well as six lifting and pumping stations. Meanwhile, an audit will be conducted with a view to improving the performance of the system and optimising the commercial service for the operator. Including six months of design studies, the works will take 42 months to complete.
These facilities comply with sustainable development criteria: simple operation, environmental protection and high-quality treatment. For example, final disinfection will take place in an ultraviolet radiation facility; its power will be supplied by photovoltaic panels, which cover 80% of overall energy requirements.
This new project confirms the expertise offered by VINCI in the international hydraulic engineering market and demonstrated by a number of recent projects: rehabilitation and extension of the drinking water system in the city of Djibouti and a water treatment plant in Kantale, Sri Lanka; improvement of the drinking water distribution and treatment system in Kingston, Jamaica; and a variety of environmental protection projects in several cities in Vietnam.