Vinci Construction Grands Projets is to carry out two projects for the Jamaican National Water Commission to improve the country’s water supply network for a total sum of €60m.
Vinci will replace the water transfer pipes that supply the urban area of Kingston and that currently have a large number of leakages. The new raw water pipes will also supply a new water treatment station on the Rio Cobre river. Three drinking-water treatment plants on the northern coast of Jamaica will also be rehabilitated. The works, totalling $62m (about €47m), will start at the beginning of 2013 and will last 24 months.
The second contract in Port Antonio, in the north east of Jamaica, covers the laying of water-supply pipes in the urban region, as well dredging works and the construction of an outlet to the sea.
The works, which will cost $17.5m (approximately €13m), started in December 2012 and will last 18 months.