The contracts for the Jamaican National Water Commission have a total sum of €60m (£48.6m).
The first contract for Jamaica water supply improvement project (JWSIP) is an extension of a project that has been already carried out by Vinci and was voted ‘project of the year 2012’ across all types of engineering projects done on the island.
For this latest project, Vinci will replace the leaking water transfer pipes that supply the urban area of Kingston. The pipes will 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 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. This work represents the second phase of a project carried out in the same town by Vinci in 2010.
The works, which will cost approximately €13m, started this month and will take 18 months.