Degremont to operate wastewater plant in Cairo
Five-year contract is worth a total of $37.87mn
The Construction Authority for Potable Water and Wastewater (CAPW) in Egypt has awarded Degrémont, a Suez Environnement subsidiary, the operation and maintenance contract for the Gabal El Asfar 2A wastewater treatment plant in Cairo for a period of five years.
The contract, which is worth a total of $37.87mn, will see Degrémont, alongside its local partners Arab Co. and ICAT, continue working at the Gabal 2A plant, which it has designed, built and operated since 2005.
Commenting on the contract win, Rémi Lantier, CEO, Degrémont said: "We are very proud of the new operating contract awarded for the Gabal 2A wastewater treatment plant. It rewards Degrémont teams' know-how as construction and operating contractors, and their ability to adapt to our customers' new requirements and to the challenges facing them."
The Gabal 2A wastewater treatment plant has the capacity to treat 500,000m3 per day. It offers a comprehensive carbon pollution process, and is capable of producing biogas from sewage sludge, which enables it to be 65% energy self-sufficient once the biogas has been turned into power.
As part of the new contract, Degrémont will renovate all the digesters at the plant, together with the five gas generators, each of which has a capacity of 2.3 MW.
Degrémont has been working in Egypt since 1948 and currently employs 345 people. 70% of the Greater Cairo area's drinking water is currently produced by facilities built by Degrémont at Fostat, Mostorod, Amerya, Giza, etc.