International Co for Water Services & Infrastructure (IWSI), the Egyptian partner of Fluence Corporation, an American company, and Hassan Allam EPC, an Egyptian company, have been selected to build a seawater desalination plant in New Mansoura. The value of this engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract is $74 million.
Good news for New Mansoura. This Egyptian City under construction on the Mediterranean coast will soon have a desalination plant. The construction of the infrastructure has recently been awarded by the Egyptian authorities to International Co for Water Services & Infrastructure (IWSI), the Egyptian partner of Fluence Corporation, an American company, and Hassan Allam EPC, an Egyptian company.
It is an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for which Fluence will provide the technology through IWSI. In concrete terms, the American firm will design and supply a reverse osmosis pretreatment process, as well as post-treatment equipment for the future seawater desalination plant.
One more contract for Fluence in Egypt
The responsibility for the start-up and commissioning of the New Mansoura seawater desalination plant is also part of Fluence’s specifications. All seawater pumping works will be carried out by Hassan Allam EPC. Its teams will design and build the water intake and an estuary that will serve as a weir for seawater transferred to the plant. The infrastructure will provide 40,000 m3 of drinking water per day to the 250,000 future inhabitants of New Mansoura City. With a view to population growth, Fluence reassures that the capacity of the new plant is expandable to 80,000 m3 of water per day.
All of the work will require an investment of $74 million. IWSI and Hassan Allam EPC have 18 months to deliver the project. “We consider Egypt to be one of the most promising desalination markets in the world, we deploy both Smart Packaged Solutions and tailor-made solutions to meet growing water needs,” said Henry Charrabé, Managing Director of Fluence.
The company, which employs 300 people worldwide, is on its second contract in Egypt. In October 2018, it won a $7.6 million contract to supply three seawater desalination plants for real estate projects for the Egyptian Ministry of Housing. Fluence will provide its Nirobox SW-XL solutions, a water treatment system installed in a container.
Jean Marie Takouleu