At the end of 2019, John Cockerill Services teams in Côte d'Ivoire (Africa) approached the John Cockerill Foundation. The aim was to examine the financing of a project for the distribution of technical quality water for a delivery centre in the Commune of Adjahui in Abidjan. The delivery centre has benefited in the past from an initial drilling of a well by the United Nations (United Nations).

This borehole, 18 metres deep, had not been equipped with the technical systems necessary for automatic pumping and water filtration. This is why Mrs. Dalila BOURIEZ, a volunteer and wife of Colonel BOURIEZ of the French Army for which John Cockerill Services in Côte d'Ivoire works, requested the help of the John Cockerill Group. Under the supervision of our colleague Arnaldo, John Cockerill's teams in situ carried out the necessary work on a voluntary basis for drilling, installing the technical pumping equipment and connecting the tank to the hospital.