After nearly three years of work, Hassan Allam Construction is completing the New Mansoura seawater desalination plant. The plant was recently commissioned, following the inauguration by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi of the first phase of the Mansoura New Town in northern Egypt. The reverse osmosis plant has a capacity of 80,000 m3 per day.
Egypt, which recently hosted the COP27 U.N. climate talks and is trying to boost lagging investment in renewables, also aims to start production at a series of proposed green hydrogen projects in 2025-2026, Ayman Soliman told the Reuters NEXT conference.
Egypt depends almost entirely on the Nile for fresh water, and faces rising water scarcity for its population of 104 million. The desalination programme aims to generate 3.3 million cubic metres of water daily in the first phase, and eventually reach 8.8 million cubic metres daily at a cost of $8 billion.
In total, the programme aims to award contracts for the equivalent of more than 3 million m3/d of desalination capacity over the next 18-24 months.
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi issued on Thursday 18/8/2022 presidential decree No. 358 for 2022 on reallocating lands transferred from the lands affiliated to the New Urban Communities Authority in order to establish seawater desalination plants.
As I sat under the welcome shade of a cluster of palm trees, my gaze drifted over the calm waters of the lagoon ahead of me – and was caught by a line of neatly labelled terracotta rubbish bins.
To be honest, when I’d imagined my trip to Egypt’s Red Sea region, I’d pictured swimming in warm, crystal-clear waters and discovering vibrant coral reefs surrounded by brightly coloured fish.
And though I was able to do all of that, it was not the marine beauty that captivated me the most, but rather […]
In Egypt, resort of Soma Bay is now powered by solar energy. A clean solar energy plant was recently commissioned by Taqa Arabia, a Cairo-based company.
Inauguration ceremony was attended by officials from Taqa Arabia, which owns the solar power plant, as well as Ibrahim El-Missiri, the chairman and CEO of (ASDC).
Solar power plant, which has a capacity of 5 MWp, was built by Taqa Power, the subsidiary of Taqa Arabia Group. The clean electricity is sold to ASDC under a 30-year power purchase agreement.
Somabay and TAQA Arabia celebrate the inauguration of a 5MW PV solar plant in Somabay owned by TAQA Arabia, the full-service energy and utility provider in Egypt.
The PV station was inaugurated by Mr. Osama Saleh, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Abu Soma Tourism Development Company, Mr. Ibrahim El-Missiri, CEO of Abu Soma Tourism Development Company, Eng. Khaled AbuBakr, Executive Chairman of TAQA Arabia, and Ms. Pakinam Kafafi, Chief Executive Officer of TAQA Arabia.
Both companies also signed a new agreement to build a water desalination & treatment plant to […]
An Egyptian delegation of water treatment experts visited Iraq this month for talks with Iraqi officials on addressing an acute water crisis in the Arab country.
The Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources said June 20 that the Egyptian delegation discussed a proposal for building a water desalination plant on the Euphrates River.
The station will be used to purify and desalinate seawater to help ease water shortages in southern Iraq.
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli hailed existing cooperation with the Saudi ACWA Power in water desalination domains.
The premier welcomed the Saudi company’s interest in injecting investments in water desalination, especially as Egypt has an ambitious plan for increasing the amount of desalinated water to reach 6 million cubic meters per day in the next few years.
Madbouli’s comments came during his meeting on Tuesday 21/6/2022 with ACWA Power Chairman Mohammad Abunayyan, in the presence of the company’s regional director Hassan Amin and Egyptian Electricity Minister Mohamed Shaker.
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly visited the new city of Al-Alamein in an inspection tour to follow up on the development work being carried out there, especially in terms of utilities.
During the tour, Madbouly listened to Minister of Housing Assem Al-Jazzar review the volume of investments in the new city and explain that these investments are divided into three main sectors.
The first of which is utilities, which includes seawater desalination plants, tertiary treatment, power transformers, a gas reduction station, as well as sewage lift stations, and various utility networks.