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Intro Energy to launch $100mln energy projects in Egypt – Egypt

Intro Energy is planning to launch several projects to produce electricity from renewable resources with investments of $100m within three years.

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.

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Egypt awards its largest wastewater treatment plant contract to JV – Egypt

Orascom Construction has announced that it has been awarded a $739 million contract to build a water treatment plan in Egypt. Orascom won the contract in a joint venture with Arab Contractors.

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.

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Egypt retracts on buying water from private sector over high prices – Egypt

The government retracts from buying water from the private sector due to the high prices offered by Arab and international companies.

However, the government decided to limit itself to bidding for desalination plants according to the state strategy.

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.

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Egypt- SCZone pays EGP 1.3bn to army’s Engineering Authority for desalination plant – Egypt

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.

Mohamed Shaaban, vice president of SCZone, said that the desalination plant has a production capacity of 100,000 cubic metres per day, at a cost of €90m (about EGP 1.76bn).

The southern area’s water needs are estimated at 250,000 cubic metres per day until 2030, and about 120,000 cubic metres per day from 2020 to 2025.

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Climate change: Egypt unveils plan to invest $50 bln in drinking water – Egypt

Egyptian government plans to invest about 50 billion dollars over 20 years to secure access to drinking water for its 97 million population.

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.

The project is part of the National Water Plan 2017-2037 in the drinking water sector.

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Egypt’s new administrative capital getting its own ‘Nile’ – Egypt

Egypt is racing against time to build a river in the middle of the desert, to go with the new administrative capital it is working on about 30 miles (45 kilometers) east of Cairo.

On Jan. 14, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly attended the construction launch of the Green River project, worth 9 billion Egyptian pounds ($501.8 million), in the $45 billion new administrative capital. Seven construction companies are working on the project, which involves hundreds of workers.

Madbouly said during the ceremony that the man-made river will link a series of the new administrative capital’s “smart,” modern neighborhoods and will feature a chain of gardens making up one of the most distinctive botanical parks in the world.

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Egypt wins $131m Kuwait funding for desal projects – Egypt

Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) said it has signed a deal with Egyptian government to provide funding worth KD15 million ($50 million) for the construction of four water desalination plants in South Sinai region of the country.

The duo also signed another loan deal under which the Kuwait Fund would present an additional loan worth KD25 million ($85 million) to the Egyptian government for development works.

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Details of housing projects, water plants inaugurated by Sisi – Egypt

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi inaugurated on Saturday six housing projects and three water plants. The president visited Mahrousa 1 social housing project in Al Jabal Al Asfar in Daqahliyah governorate, which is part of Greater Cairo, while inaugurated the rest via video conference.

The other social housing projects are located in Al Asher Min Ramadan City, New October City, and 3,348 residential units in Cairo’s Badr City, and South Sinai. That is in addition to Ahalina 1 social housing project in Salam city in Cairo.

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Egypt signs 2 water system deals worth EGP2.2 billion with Kuwaiti Fund – Egypt

Egypt and the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development signed two agreements on Saturday to establish an EGP 1.4 billion water system in Bahr Al-Bakr and to finance four desalination plants in South Sinai governorate for EGP 880.5 million.

The signing comes on the sidelines of the Africa 2018 forum taking place in the Red Sea resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh. 

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Singapore’s Hyflux has PPP concession for Algerian desalination plant terminated – Algeria

Company says it does not agree with the action taken by Sonatrach and Algerienne des Eaux, and will “seek advice on enforcement and protection of its rights”

Hyflux, the Singapore-headquartered global developer and operator of power and water plants, announced on Tuesday that it has been served a termination notice for a sea water desalination project in Algeria.

The company said in a press statement that it received a notice of termination for its Souk Tleta Desalination Plant in the Wilaya of Tlemcen.

The 200,000 cubic metres per day (m3/day) plant, Hyflux’s first water treatment project in the Middle East, was developed in a joint venture with the state-owned Algeria Energy Company (AEC) and Malaysia’s Malakoff Berhad, according to the company’s website.

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