EGYPT: Hassan Allam inaugurates a seawater desalination plant in New Mansoura

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EGYPT: Hassan Allam inaugurates a seawater desalination plant in New Mansoura© Hassan Allam

The Egyptian company Hassan Allam is commissioning a seawater desalination plant in northern Egypt. The plant went into operation (officially) on the heels of the inauguration of the first phase of the new town of Mansoura.

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.

“The desalination plant is part of Egypt’s national strategy to increase the accessibility of drinking water throughout the country and to provide new coastal cities with resources from seawater desalination,” Hassan Allam said on social networks. The company headed by Kamal Allam was awarded the contract to build the seawater desalination plant in 2019.

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The plant should serve at least 2 million people. The new town of Mansoura for which Hassan Allam built the desalination plant is a real estate project launched by the Egyptian government in 2017 on the Mediterranean coast, about 50 km north of the old Mansoura. The city includes residential areas, tourist resorts, industrial zones, a now operational desalination plant, a shopping mall, a waterfront promenade and a university.

A 2 km long marina will be built on reclaimed land. It is also planned that the town will become a centre for medical tourism. The town will be linked to old Mansoura by a newly built electrified railway system. The construction cost of the new town of Mansoura is estimated at $3.7 billion. When completed, the city will be home to 1.5 million people.

Jean Marie Takouleu

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