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Biwater’s water treatment project in Cameroon gets a boost to $166m 


A supplemental agreement has been signed to account for additional scope 

Surrey, UK – 24 November 2016: Since the US $152m Cameroon water treatment project award announced earlier, Biwater have signed a supplemental contract with Cameroon Water Utilities Corporation (Camwater) bringing the revised contract value to US $166m.

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Biwater representatives pictured with Director General
of Camwater, Alphonse Roger Ondoa Akoa, during
contract exchange


The original contract covered the refurbishment and extension of water supply infrastructure to address acute ongoing potable water shortages across 13 locations in Southern Cameroon, and included the provision of a water asset management (WAM) programme to improve network efficiencies and project sustainability.

The supplemental contract incorporates additional scope to increase security of water supply and storage for Mundemba and Bertoua. Other notable additions include the supply of power to sites, costs for project supervision and the appointment of an independent engineer.

“There is an urgent need for water across Central and Southern Cameroon and Camwater are committed to addressing local needs. We are taking on additional responsibility and increasing the contract scope to guarantee that works are progressed on a fast-track basis once financial close has been reached,” said Giles Jackson, Biwater’s Regional Director for Africa.

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Public consultations in Yanda III and Mbang


Environmental and social impact assessments (ESIAs) and public consultations are underway and financial close is scheduled for the first quarter of 2017. 

An Export Credit financial package is being arranged by Biwater to cover the entire project, subject to the necessary due diligence. 
 

 

 

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