Amiblu supplies 8000 m GRP drainage pipes for the Bus Rapid Transit project in Dakar
Financed by the World Bank and the European Investment Bank, this project is part of Senegal’s strategy for sustainable mobility, aiming to address urbanization challenges, particularly in the greater Dakar area, characterized by severe traffic congestion. The BRT project is a pivotal component of the Emerging Senegal Plan 2035, designed to accelerate poverty reduction and shared prosperity through significant investments in public infrastructure.
The BRT project is the World Bank’s largest initiative in Senegal and marks the first electric bus rapid transit system in sub-Saharan Africa. It involves constructing an 18.3-kilometer fully segregated BRT line, connecting 14 municipalities from Dakar to Guediawaye with electric buses. This development is set to reduce travel time between the two cities from 90 to 45 minutes, with an anticipated daily passenger count of 300,000. Furthermore, the BRT project aligns with Senegal’s climate action plan, contributing to five of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and expected to lower carbon emissions by 60,000 tons annually.
Amiblu delivered 8000 m GRP drainage pipes in diameters from DN 2000 to DN 800 for the Bus Rapid Transit project. The drainage line was initially planned in concrete, but GRP emerged as clear winner in a technical evaluation: Excellent hydraulic properties thanks to the pipes’ smooth inner liner, lighter weight, and easier handling, as well as a trouble-free installation and a remarkably long lifetime convinced the client. Amiblu is delighted to contribute to this important project for Senegal to build a green, inclusive, and sustainable modern public transportation system for generations.