Government sources told Daily News Egypt that various companies have submitted proposals to implement joint water desalination projects, adding that negotiations between the Egyptian government and interested companies to begin next month.
Mohamed Mamdouh Abbas, the managing director of the company, told Daily News Egypt that Intro Energy will be implementing a solar energy plant with a capacity of 20MW in Sharm El-Sheikh with the net metering system and a solar power plant with a capacity of 10MW in favour of a group of hotels, in addition to a solar plant with a capacity of 5MW for a hotel in Sharm El-Sheikh.
He explained that the net metering system includes installing a digital meter able to calculate the net usage, so that the current coming from the electricity grid and the generated current from the solar power plant can be calculated using a compensation system between production and consumption.
The deal was awarded by the Egyptian government through its Armed Forces Engineering Authority. The JV will provide engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services for the Bahr Albaqar wastewater treatment plant located in the north-western part of the country.
This will be Egypt’s largest wastewater treatment plant with a capacity of 5 million cu m/day and will be used for irrigation purposes. According to Orascom Construction, scope of work also includes operating and maintaining the facility for five years.
Informed sources told Daily News Egypt that the bids received by the government to buy a cubic metre of water from desalination plants ranged between EGP 17-20, which are more than double of the prices that the government wants to contract, which is between EGP 5-7.
The Engineering Authority of the Armed Forces was paid EGP 1.3bn by the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone) as part of the cost of establishing a seawater desalination plant in the southern area of SCZone.
The announcement was made by the Egyptian Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, Mohamed Abdel Aty on the sidelines of the Beirut Water Week in Lebanon, which opened its doors on Monday, April 8, 2019.
PUB-owned Tuas Desalination Plant wins global award, beating others in Oman, Tunisia and Egypt – Singapore
The desalination plant – the first plant owned and operated by national water agency PUB – was named Desalination Plant of the Year at this year’s Global Water Awards, presented at the Global Water Summit in London on Tuesday (April 9).
The Arab Organization for Industrialization has designed and implemented more than 100 solar power plants with different capacities throughout Egypt since 2013, Vice President of the Arab Organization for Industrialization Tawheed Tawfik told Egypt Today Wednesday.
Metito Egypt, a water management solutions provider, has been awarded a project worth EGP 1.8bn to develop a wastewater treatment plant and sewage network in the New Alamein City on the Mediterranean as part of a joint venture with Orascom Construction. The project is scheduled to be completed by 2021.
Located on an area of 202m square meters (sqm), it will serve as a model for the progressive and comprehensive urban planning strategy set by the Egyptian government aiming to attract a large percentage of the expected population growth in this area in the coming years.