Algeria

AEC to build seawater desalination plants in five cities – Algeria

Algeria’s drinking water production capacity is expected to increase thanks to new seawater desalination plants. On April 30, 2022, the Algerian Minister of Water Resources and Water Security, Karim Hasni announced plans to build five stations in several cities across the country.

The Algerian Energy Company (AEC), the subsidiary of the national company for research, production, transport, processing and marketing of hydrocarbons (Sonatrach) will implement the drinking water project. The city of Fouka 2 will host the first desalination plant.

The other four plants will be located in the cities of Oran, Boumerdès, El Tarf and Bejaïa during the second half of 2022. Each facility will have a desalination capacity of 300,000 m3 per day, for a total capacity of 1.5 million m3 for all the stations.

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The start of tests on the Bateau Cassé water desalination plant – Algeria

The desalination project implemented at Bateau Cassé in Algeria has reached a new stage.

On the site of the construction site, located in the suburb of Bordj El Kiffan in Algiers, the efficiency and performance tests of the plant have begun.

The information comes from Algerian Energy Company (AEC), the subsidiary of the national company for the research, production, transport, transformation and marketing of hydrocarbons (SONATRACH).

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Rehabilitated seawater desalination plant in Zéralda, Algeria comes online – Algeria

Algerian Minister of Water Resources and Water Security, Karim Hasni confirmed the report and said the rehabilitated plant is capable of supplying 10,000 m3 of drinking water per day and it will directly benefit over 65 000 people in the city of Algiers.

The water plant is the third plant to be delivered as part of a project to upgrade and build four seawater desalination plants in the North African country.

Other than the seawater desalination plant in Zéralda the government delivered the Palm Beach plant which has a 7,500 m3 per day capacity in August this year, and the Ain Benian plant that has 10,000 m3 per day capacity in September this same year.

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Government reactivates the seawater desalination plant in Zeralda -ALGERIA

The announcement was made on October 27th, 2021 by Algerian Minister of Water Resources and Water Security, Karim Hasni.

By relaunching the seawater desalination plant of Zeralda, the government of Algeria relieves in a direct way 65 000 people in the city of Algiers.

According to the Algerian authorities, the rehabilitated plant is capable of supplying 10,000 m3 of drinking water per day.

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The Palm Beach seawater desalination plant is back in service – Algeria

The Palm Beach seawater desalination plant is back in service since August 19, 2021, at a time when Algeria continues its fight against drought due to its arid climate and climate change.

The plant, located in the wilaya (province) of Tipaza, now produces 7,500 m3 of drinking water per day, compared to 2,500 m3 before the expansion work.

The reverse osmosis plant is capable of supplying 50,000 people per day.

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4 desalination plants to be reactivated between June and August 2021 – Algeria

In Algeria, the government wants to improve the supply of drinking water to the population. Four seawater desalination plants will become operational again in the North African country between June and August 2021.

Algerian Minister of Water Resources Mustapha Kamel Mihoubi made the announcement in a recent publication on the Ministry’s website.

According to the official, the Palm-Beach seawater desalination plant in the province of Tipaza in Algeria will be re-commissioned this June 2021.

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The drop in the level of the Koudiet Asserdoune dam puts 4 wilayas at risk – Algeria

In Algeria, climate change is mainly manifested by the lack of rainfall. In some parts of the country, water resources are poorly exploited.

This situation has led to the drying up of the Koudiet Asserdoune dam, which has a storage capacity of 640 million m3. The structure, located on the Isser wadi, is the main source of drinking water for at least four wilayas.

Some 4 million people living in the wilayas of Bouira, Médéa, Tizi Ouzou and M’Sila in Algeria are virtually deprived of drinking water.

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Algeria’s first mounting system manufacturer – Algeria

SPS, an Algerian metal sandwich panel manufacturer, has decided to team up with Dubai-based mounting system provider Qi-energy to make  mounting structures for PV systems in Algeria.

The initiative follows the Algerian government’s recently announced plan to tender 4 GW of large-scale PV up to 2024 under a scheme that will include strong domestic content requirements for solar panels, cables and mounting systems.

The two companies said the mounting systems they will manufacture will comply with international quality and bankability standards, as requested by the local content strategy implemented by the government. Costs for mounting systems may represent as much as 12% of a total project balance-of-system (BOS) costs, the two companies said.

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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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