After two years of work, the contribution made by the teams of Soletanche Bachy subsidiaries Bessac and Solsif Maroc to the Salé (Morocco) marine outfall project was completed this autumn. We look back at a major project that should help meet one of the city’s priority needs: improving wastewater management.
Close neighbour of the capital Rabat, Salé is experiencing strong demographic growth and is now the second most heavily populated city in Morocco. In 2017, the Salé urban authority launched a project to build a new wastewater treatment system.
A consortium of 5 companies, including Bessac and Solsif Maroc, was awarded the contract to build an engineered structure key to the success of this system: a 2.15 km long marine outfall with an internal diameter of 1.9 metres in two sections (800 metres of tunnel and 1.35 km of trench-laid HDPE pipeline terminating in diffusers). This new construction is the third outfall to be constructed in Morocco by the same consortium, after the Rabat project (2009) and the Sidi Bernoussi outfall in Casablanca (2014).
For this infrastructure facility, our subsidiaries worked together on constructing the coastal inlet shaft and underground tunnel under a contract valued at around €11 million. The work consisted of three main groups:
Congratulations to all the teams involved