Developing production capacity

Water in Africa: an abundant resource, but one that is under-utilised

In Africa, the management of drinking water resources plays a significant role in the continent’s socio-economic development: Africa has more than 5000 billion cubic metres of water in its water tables, but 320 million inhabitants still don’t have the benefit of drinking water. According to the WHO, the number of people who don’t have access to sanitation in sub-Saharan Africa has actually increased since 1990, as a result of population growth and insufficient progress.

The challenge of access to water is now going to become even more urgent as the continent will see its population double by the year 2050, reaching 2.4 billion inhabitants (Unicef).

Almost 60% of the inhabitants will live in towns, requiring an increase in the pace of investment.

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The electricity sector, the key to African growth

Less than 35% of the African population has electricity, even though the continent’s hydro-electric capacity is estimated to be 300 Gigawatts (GW), that is three times the current production capacity.

The African Development Bank (BAD) estimates that an annual investment of 40.8 billion dollars is necessary in order to develop the electricity sector in Africa, a level of investment that cannot be supported by the public sector alone.

Meeting the challenges of drinking water and electricity

The Eranove group is putting together an African approach, creating bespoke solutions, appropriate to each context.

The Eranove group is currently developing a production capacity of more than 1000 MW, specifically in Mali, in Togo, in the Ivory Coast, in Madagascar and in Gabon.

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