Project La Mé, Ivory coast

La Mé Drinking Water Treatment Plant

One of West Africa's largest drinking water treatment plants

For PFO Africa, BESIX is undertaking the civil engineering works at the La Mé drinking water treatment plant. Designed and supervised by Veolia, this project will strengthen drinking water supply to the city of Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

Work description

The plant, which is located on the road to Grand Alépé, a village 40 kilometres north of Abidjan, will treat almost 240,000 m³ of water a day from the river La Mé, which will serve to improve drinking water provision to the region, and in particular to the city of Abidjan.

Since 2018, BESIX has been in charge of earthmoving and special foundations, the entire civil engineering, roadworks and various networks at the plant itself and at the water intake sites.

This project represents real progress for the living conditions of the people of the Abidjan region faced with the problem of water provision.

Cédric Marchand
Country Manager, Ivory Coast

Project details

Project name

La Mé Drinking Water Treatment Plant


Potable Water Plants, Water intake

Contract type



La Mé, Ivory coast



External partner(s)



PFO Africa

Building Period

2018 - 2020

Total value

€ 45 million

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