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Egypt builds 151 dual, triple sewage treatment plants for EGP 32 bln – Egypt

Egypt is constructing 151 dual and triple sewage treatment plants across the country, with a total capacity of five million m3 of water per day, at a cost of EGP 31.59 billion

The announcement was made by Minister of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities Assem El-Gazzar on Saturday.

Other projects include 59 wastewater treatment plants that were built in Upper Egypt to serve 8.3 million people, he added.

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Acwa Power signs agreement for 200MW Egypt solar plant – Egypt

Acwa Power, a leading Saudi developer, investor and operator of power generation and desalinated water plants in 13 markets, has finalised the project agreements for the 200MW Kom Ombo PV (photovoltaic) plant in Egypt.

Construction of the plant is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2021 and upon completion, Kom Ombo PV will cater to the power needs of 130,000 households and offset 336,000 tons of carbon dioxide per year.

The signing of the 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA), network connection contract and usufruct agreement was conducted via a virtual ceremony held with senior government officials and representatives from the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC); The New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA), and Acwa Power.

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Why Egypt is leading the way for water infra development – Egypt

Egypt comprises one of the most populated areas in the MENA region with 100 million plus putting water security at the forefront for infrastructure development.

The North African country has recently launched an infrastructure development programme whereby construction stakeholders are building desalination plants to overcome water scarcity, reduce pollution and to help preserve the environment, while also allowing to better utilise the Nile water.

Leading the way for infrastructure development in Egypt is Hassan Allam Holding, who recently sat down with Construction Week to discuss why they are the “leaders” in this particular sector.

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Orascom Construction sees strong pipeline of projects in services sector in 2021 – Egypt

Egypt’s Orascom Construction (OC) company sees a strong pipeline of projects in 2021 covering the country’s metro, railways, new roads and highways, water, and infrastructure. 

This also includes Operations and Management (O&M) contracts in renewables, water desalination, water treatment, wastewater treatment, power, and facilities management 

The company stressed its expertise in securing financing on behalf of the client for large scale projects, such as Egypt’s new Monorail network and water treatment plants .

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Najjar and Egyptian envoy discuss ways to enhance water cooperation – Egypt

Minister of Water and Irrigation, Mohammad Najjar, discussed with the Egyptian Ambassador to Jordan, Sherif Kamal, on Wednesday, ways to strengthen aspects of water cooperation.

Speaking during the meeting, Najjar reviewed Jordan’s water conditions, and the “growing, and accelerating” development needs and the challenges this process has imposed on the water sector, especially in light of the continued Covid-19 pandemic.

The minister also highlighted the projects that Jordan is planning to implement to address those water challenges, especially through launching desalination projects, developing irrigation systems and reusing treated water for the various purposes, enhancing joint water cooperation, and exchanging experiences.

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Egypt turns to Russia for help with desalination plants amid Nile dam crisis – Egypt

Egypt is seeking to move forward in the implementation of new seawater desalination projects in cooperation with the Russian Rusnano Group, which specializes in this field, to fill the country’s water deficit that exceeds 20 billion cubic meters per year amid the faltering negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

Tripartite negotiations over the GERD continue to stall as the last round of talks held Jan. 10 failed to make any progress between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan.

In a Jan. 22 statement, Abdel Moneim al-Terras, chairman of the Arab Organization for Industrialization, said that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi directed the government to boost cooperation among the state’s industrial and research institutions and exploit the national manufacturing capabilities to promote local manufacturing of water desalination plant equipment.

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Egypt finalises 689 housing projects with $4.6bln investment in last two FYs – Egypt

Minister of Planning and Economic Development Hala El-Said said that 689 projects have been completed in the housing sector across Egypt.

This has come at a total investment cost estimated at EGP 72.6bn, of which 310 projects during fiscal year (FY) 2019/20 cost EGP 24.3bn.

It comes as part of the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development’s report on the housing sector during fiscal years (FYs) 2018/19 and 2019/20.

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Egypt calls on Russia to build desalination plants as Nile dam talks stall – Egypt

The Egyptian government has taken unprecedented interest in seawater desalination, especially with the continuing failure of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) negotiations and Ethiopia’s completion of 75% of the dam construction.

Egypt has used Russian expertise, in cooperation with the Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOI), the Egyptian armed forces’ Engineering Authority and the University of Alexandria, to promote the local production of seawater desalination. 

During talks between the Russian Rusnano Group, the AOI and the Engineering Authority held via video call Jan. 22, Abdul Menhem al-Toras, head of the AOI, underlined the importance of exploiting local industrial capacities to cement domestic production and localize the technology of manufacturing the tools of water desalination stations. 

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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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