Mali: Solar installations to supply drinking water to 10,000 people in the Koulikoro region
Picture caption: Solar water supply system set up by the VERGNET HYDRO/SEEBA team for a drinking water supply contract awarded by UNICEF in the regions of Koulikoro and Sikasso (Mali), in 2020.
The experience of the VERGNET HYDRO/SEEBA team made the difference for this first contract with ENABEL in Mali
The Belgian development agency ENABEL has just awarded a project to the consortium made up of VERGNET HYDRO and SEEBA (Bamako, Mali) for the installation and implementation of solar-powered water distribution facilities to supply drinking water to 10,000 people living in the Circle of Dioiala (Koulikoro region, Mali). “We’re really proud to have signed our first contract with ENABEL in Mali. This first contract owes much to the experience of the VERGNET HYDRO/SEEBA team, which has already installed/renovated 36 community water distribution points in the regions of Koulikoro and Sikasso in 2020, and 27 community water distribution points in the region of Gao in 2019,” affirms Najib BENAZOUZ, Area Sales Manager for VERGNET HYDRO.
This new market involves installing and implementing four drinking water supply networks (AEP) in the communes of Kemekafo, N’Diondougou, Kaladougou and Banco. “The equipment is comprised of four photovoltaic solar installations, with total power of over 32 kWc, four water towers with capacities of between 50 m3 and 90 m3, 42 community standpipes, four back-up generators, four chlorination systems and four solar lamps to secure the sites,” explains Roman SNRECH, Bids and Projects Officer at VERGNET HYDRO. VERGNET HYDRO will supply the equipment, while SEEBA will carry out the works.
A total budget of €1 million (656 million FCFA) funded by the Kingdom of Belgium
With a total budget of €1 million (656 million FCFA) funded by the Kingdom of Belgium and coordinated by ENABEL, this project is part of the 2018-2023 Access to Drinking Water and Sanitation project in the Koulikoro region (PEPAK), which aims to improve, in the long-term, access to drinking water and sanitation for people living in the town of Koulikoro and in rural and semi-urban centres in the region (€8 million, 5.25 billion FCFA).