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Egypt, home to the world's largest water treatment facility

  • Egypt, home to the world's largest water treatment facility
  • New Delta Irrigation Water Treatment Plant achieves four Guinness World Records.

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Metito is the leading provider of choice for total intelligent water management solutions in the emerging markets with operations covering three business areas: design and build, chemicals, and utilities.

The New Delta Irrigation Water Treatment Plant, constructed by a joint venture comprising Orascom Construction, Hassan Allam Construction, Arab Contractors, and Metito, under mandate from the Ministry of Defence - Armed Forces Engineering Authority, is declared the world's largest water treatment facility by the Guinness World Records (GWR). The plant secured four GWR global records including; the world's largest water treatment facility, the most capacious and operationally robust water treatment plant, the largest area for epoxy coating in structures, and the biggest sludge treatment plant globally.

These accolades were celebrated in an official ceremony attended by representatives from the JV companies; Hassan Allam Construction, Arab Contractors, Orascom Construction, and Metito, as well as government officials including: Dr. Hani Sweilem, Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation; Major General Ahmed Al-Azzazi, Head of the Engineering Authority of the Armed Forces: Mohamed El Dahshoury, CEO of Hassan Allam Construction; Karim Madwar, CEO of Metito Egypt and Managing Director Metito Africa; Hossam El Reefy, Senior Vice President  of Arab Contractors; Ihab Mehawed, Managing Director Orascom Construction.

The plant has a remarkable production capacity of 7.5 million m3/day of agricultural drainage water which plays a crucial role in the reclamation and development of 2 million acres in the western Delta region. Spanning an expansive area exceeding 320,000m2, the plant operates at an impressive capacity of 86.8 m3/second and boasts a substantial sludge treatment capability of 670.01 kg/s. This project stands as one of the most significant sustainability initiatives worldwide, incorporating state-of-the-art sustainable technologies and solutions. Completed within a record-setting time of 24 months, the plant serves as a pivotal component of Egypt's national water resources plan, aiming to ensure water security for the country and foster prosperity and sustainability for future generations.

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