“Cap Bleu” is a €20 million financing program launched by Bank of Africa (BoA) in collaboration with the French Development Agency (AFD) and the European Investment Bank (EIB). It is intended to finance desalination, pre-treatment, and wastewater treatment projects, and the reuse of treated wastewater. In addition to financing, the program offers free technical assistance managed by ACS and an interest rate subsidy.
Since 2018, ACS has supported BoA in conducting market analysis to identify and quantify the potential for industrial wastewater treatment and structuring the technical aspects of the financing facility (such as eligibility criteria definition) and early stages of pipeline development. Following the facility’s launch, ACS continues to support BoA through technical assistance in project evaluation, biannual reports to AFD, and client assistance in project implementation.