The new drinking water supply system (AEP) has been operational since February 17, 2022. The system located in Obock Province, Djibouti was made possible by a grant from Saudi Arabia, through the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD).
The country’s Economy and Finance Ministry has commissioned the deal, with the National Water and Wastewater Treatment Office (ONEAD) serving as project manager. French engineering company Eiffage Génie Civil, taking €37 million from the deal, will deliver it in a consortium with Spanish water company Tedagua.
To be built in the Doraleh neighbourhood, the desalination plant will initially have a capacity of 22,500 m3 /day with plans to extend production to 45,000 m3/day. In addition, a 5,000 cubic metre storage tank and a 8.5 km-long pipeline of 700 mm of diameter will be built to connect the plant to the city’s public water system.