Contract signed for the new Yamoussoukro stadium

A consortium consisting of the subsidiary of Vinci Sogea-Satom (agent), Egis, Baudin Chateauneuf and Alcor is entrusted with the contract for the design and construction of the Yamoussoukro staidum, capital of Ivory Coast.

This agreement was signed on March 1, 2018 with the Minister of Sports and Recreation Mr. Francois-Albert Amicha in the presence of Mr. Gilles Huberson, Ambassador of France in Ivory Coast.

The stadium, designed by SCAU Architects, will accommodate 20,000 spectators at the African Cup of Nations (CAN) matches, which will take place in 2021.

The work will start during the month of April and should least 2 years.

First roro service in Africa for MSC and Haropa

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), specialized in international sea transport of containers, created a new roro service linking Haropa to Western Africa. This group made, with the company gathering Le Havre, Rouen and Paris ports, the official inauguration of this new activity in Le Havre by the introduction of the MSC Immacolata. This roro ship, with a 6700 vehicles capacity, is 199m long and 32m width. With the MSC Cristina, ship with the same sizes, they will do bimonthly trips and will stop at Anvers, Dakar, Conakry and Abidjan ports, before heading back to Le Havre. The African continent is well known by MSC, since the group is already settled in more than 40 countries. For its part, Haropa continues on its path about the roro sector, because in 2017 they had experienced a growth rate of 18% in this branch.

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50 Iveco NGV buses for Sotra in Ivory Coast

The Italian brand Iveco announced the next delivery of 50 Crealis GNV powered with natural gas for the Ivorian society of the Abidjan Transport Sotra. These machines are part of a procurement plan of 450 buses including 400 Crossway LE, also powered with natural gas. It aims reducing CO²  emissions at around 15% and an almost nonexistent level of particle emissions. For Sylvain Blaise, Vice-President of Iveco and Head of Iveco Bus, this next operation is « a victory for the whole chain of natural gas, which enables us to meet the needs of the cities».

The Chinese group Sinohydro will build the Gribo-Popoli dam in Ivory Coast

As part of its strategy to increase the power of hydropower for its energy solutions, the Ivorian state has just designated the Chinese group Sinohydro for the construction of a hydroelectric dam of 112MW in Gribo-Popoli. The project is expected to last 40 months and cost nearly 307 million dollars. This will be the second dam construction entrusted to the Sinohydro group by the Ivorian state after Soubré.