Suez wins $100mn Cairo wastewater contract
French company bags four-year deal to operate two plants at Gabal El Asfar.
Suez Environnement subsidiary Degremont has won a 4-year contract worth a total of EUR 84mn ($95.6mn) to operate and maintain two of the wastewater treatment plants at Gabal El Asfar1 in Cairo.
The contract was won in a consortium with three Egyptian companies: DHCU, ARCOM and ICAT3 .
Suez will be in charge of operating the facilities and their rehabilitation, a testament to the confidence that CAPW4 has in Degremont’s operating know-how and its international expertise in water treatment.
The rehabilitation requirement serves to ensure that the water discharged into the environment is of the highest quality, to protect the canal water near the plant and in the Nile Delta.
Located in Cairo, Gabal El Asfar is the biggest wastewater treatment facility on the east bank of the Nile. It has a processing capacity of more than 1,400,000 m3 a day, including a cogeneration plant fuelled by anaerobic sludge digestion that produces up to 65% of the power needed to run the facility.
In 2007, Suez won the Gabal El Asfar Optimisation contract (300,000 m3 /day), and in 2008 the contract to expand the Alexandria East plant (800,000 m3 /day).
In 2014, the Group also entered into a contract to operate and maintain the Gabal El Asfar 2A wastewater treatment plant.