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Metito bags Egyptian water contracts

UAE-based company will develop desalination and treatment plants at four resorts.

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Reverse Osmosis plant in Port Ghalib
Reverse Osmosis plant in Port Ghalib

Metito has been awarded contracts worth $8.5mn to develop four off-grid water projects to support the revival of Egypt’s local tourism economy.

The projects are located in luxury resorts and include sea water desalination installations and sewage treatment plants that will be completed over the course of this year.

The projects at Hacienda Bay and Porto Sharm include comprehensive/360 sewage treatment plants with a capacity of 1500m3/day each in addition to providing training for site personnel.

The sea water desalination installation at Marassi will use Reverse Osmosis to produce 7,500 m3/day of potable water as well as operation and maintenance of the plant for one year.

Previously, Metito installed a 5000 m3/d Reverse Osmosis plant and a 3000 m3/d Sewage treatment plant at the same resort.
City Stars project involves a BOT scheme for a 4500 m3/d desalination plant and a 3000 m3/d Sewage treatment plant.

Karim Madwar, Metito Africa Managing Director, said: “The new projects we are working on will play a key role in strengthening the appeal and value proposition of these resorts as we make safe, sustainable and clean water supply available from the outset.”

“Metito has been present and very active in Egypt and our commitment to the country and its people was never compromised, even in challenging economic times. Our portfolio of projects is diverse, working extensively with the industrial, municipal and residential sectors.

“We believe that Tourism is yet another core sector to Egypt’s economic development and through our tried and tested world-class water management solutions we are proud to be supporting its evolution.”

To cater for the high water demands expected this summer at various areas around Egypt, Metito will also be accommodating immediate delivery of temporary desalination plants.

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