VINCI improves water supply in Vietnam

VINCI Construction subsidiaries, VINCI Construction Grands Projets and Bessac (Soletanche Bachy), have won a US$69 million contract to design and build a 10km treated water transmission pipeline to supply the centre of Ho Chi Minh City, the economic capital of Vietnam

VINCI improves water supply in Vietnam

The project is funded by the Asian Development Bank and Sawaco (Saigon Water Corporation) as programme manager.

The contract, signed on August 24 in Ho Chi Minh City, covers detailed project design; production of prefabricated reinforced concrete pipe sections with an outside diameter of 3m; pipe installation by means of pipe jacking; drilling of 16 shafts; and construction of 11 connections and five stubs for future connections to the network. The pipeline route runs along metro Line 1, currently under construction, and under the Saigon River.

The combined experience of VINCI Construction Grands Projets in water project management and Bessac in microtunnelling has made it possible to offer the client an economic solution delivered on time following 3.5 years' work.