Africa

Egypt partners with Russia for desalination devices factory – Egypt

Egypt is looking to Russian expertise to help improve the quality of locally produced seawater desalination devices and technologies, with the hope of setting up a specialized factory as part of the partnership between the two countries.

The decision was announced following talks between the Russian Rusnano organization, the Arab Organization for Industrialization, the Armed Forces Engineering Authority and Alexandria University.

“With this cooperation, we aim to increase the manufacturing of seawater desalination plants equipment and components with Egyptian national expertise,” the head of the Arab Organization for Industrialization, Abdel Moneim El-Terras, was quoted as saying.

Schneider Electric connects New Alamein desalination plant – Egypt

Schneider Electric is completing the works at the seawater desalination plant in New Alamein, a new town in north-west Egypt, which will be inaugurated by the government in 2018.

In this seawater desalination plant, the French industrial group has installed its EcoStruxure technology.

This solution is an open, interoperable, ready-to-use platform, compatible with IoT (Internet of Things), enabling the automation of the electrical network of the New Alamein desalination plant.

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Tesla Solar Panels Are Making Drinking Water For Kenyans – Kenya

We are quickly heading toward a massive water crisis that will affect the entire world. According to the World Health Organization, one in three people already does not have access to clean drinking water as of today.

It is estimated that 2 billion people have to use a drinking source that is contaminated with feces. Unfortunately, researchers predict that by 2025 half the world’s population will live in water-stressed areas.

On top of the current water scarcity, scientists expect that more water sources will be contaminated by undrinkable saltwater as sea levels continue to rise due to climate change.

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CFM to install 200 solar-powered desalination units in Kenya – Kenya

The systems are based on innovation by Solar Water Solutions, a Finnish water technology company that has solved how to make clean water with solar power, with the lowest energy consumption in the market.

The parties are now starting to pilot a project that will eventually aim to provide clean water from brackish ground water to 400,000 Kenyans by 2023. The total funding opportunity is estimated to be up to US$15mn.

“We are very pleased with the initiative that will bring very clean drinking water to the rural population in Kitui County that needs it most. It is the most exciting project I have been part of in all my career,” said Emmanuel Kisangau, minister of Water in Kitui County.

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Partnership for installation of solar-desalination systems in Kitui – Kenya

Climate Fund Managers (CFM), a leading boutique investment manager dedicated to securing a sustainable future through impactful investing, and Solar Water Solutions (SWS), a water technology company that designs and manufactures decentralized solar-powered water purification systems, have announced a partnership to co-finance and co-develop solar-powered desalination systems in Kitui, a county in the South East region of Kenya.

Under the partnership, CFM through its Climate Investor Two (CI2) fund will initially co-finance a piloting phase for these initiatives and later co-finance the full roll-out of up to 200 units that are expected to benefit at least 400,000 Kenyan citizens.

Cairo bets on green energy desalination plants – Egypt

The energy-intensive nature of desalination plants is one of the main obstacles to investment in the sector, which is necessary in countries with an arid climate.

Egypt has been engaged for several years in a plan to exploit non-conventional water resources, in a context marked by increasing water stress.

The Egyptian government now wants to build desalination plants which will operate with electricity produced from renewable sources.

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Solar-powered desalination system commissioned in Cape Coast, Ghana – Ghana

A solar-powered desalination system has been commissioned in Cape Coast, the capital city of the Central Region of south Ghana, after 24 months of research and development.

The facility is specifically situated at the Philip Quaque School, the oldest school in the West African country. This location was chosen with the help of Technik ohne Grenzen e.V and the local people.

The project was developed by Grino Water Solutions, which with the help of Safeflex way water technologies Limited was able to construct a borehole from which a pump drags about 8 m3 of water per day.

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Egypt is EBRD’s largest investment country through 2025 – Managing director for SEMED – Egypt

In its annual meeting held in October, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) approved its next five-year strategy, putting Egypt as the bank’s biggest investment country through 2025.

During her visit to Egypt in November, Managing Director for the EBRD’s Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) region Heike Harmgart shared with Ahram Online in an exclusive interview the key pillars of the bank’s new strategy and how Egypt is expected to benefit from the scheme.

She also unveiled the amount of finances Egypt has received from the bank since the onset of the pandemic, including the private sector and the banking system.

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Grino installs a solar-powered desalination system in Cape Coast – Ghana

At least 1,000 people are currently benefiting from a desalination system that has just been installed in the coastal city of Cape Coast, Central Province, Ghana.

This is the result of a pilot project implemented by Grino Water Solutions, a start-up based in Nuremberg, Germany.

The system consists of an 8m3 per day borehole that pumps salt water. It is powered by a photovoltaic solar system consisting of 24 panels.

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Morocco to receive a loan for construction of two seawater desalination stations – Morocco

The government of Morocco is set to receive an over US$ 5.9M loan from its Spanish counterpart for the construction of two seawater desalination stations in the towns of Assa Zag in the economic region of Guelmim-Oued Noun and Moulay Brahim in Al Haouz Province of the Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz region.

Approved by the Council of Ministers on Tuesday the 3rd of November this year, the credit facility will be granted by the Official Credit Institute (Spanish; Instituto de Crédito Oficial: ICO) which is a Spanish lending institution that also operates as State Financial Agency, through its Corporate Internationalisation Fund (FIEM) to the Moroccan National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE).

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