New Delta Irrigation Water Treatment Plant in Egypt declared the world’s largest water treatment facility

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New Delta Irrigation Water Treatment Plant, in Egypt has been announced as the largest water treatment facility globally. Covering an area of over 320,000 meters it operates at an impressive rate of 86.8 cubic meters per second and features a significant sludge treatment capacity of 670.01 kilograms per second.

Orascom Construction, Hassan Allam Construction, Arab Contractors and Metito working under the authority of the Ministry of Defence – Armed Forces Engineering Authority have officially designated the New Delta Irrigation Water Treatment Plant as the worlds water treatment facility. This collaborative effort has earned them four Guinness World Records for having the water treatment facility a highly efficient and spacious water treatment plant, the most extensive epoxy coating area in structures and the biggest sludge treatment plant, on a global scale. The establishment of the New Delta Irrigation Water Treatment Plant serves as an achievement resulting from their endeavor.

Representatives, from joint venture companies such as Hassan Allam Construction, Arab Contractors, Orascom Construction and Metito along with government officials, like Dr. Hani Sweilem, the Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation; Major General Ahmed Al Azzazi, who heads the Engineering Authority of the Armed Forces; Mohamed El Dahshoury, the CEO of Hassan Allam Construction; Karim Madwar, the CEO of Metito Egypt and Managing Director of Metito Africa; Hossam El Reefy, Vice President of Arab Contractors; and Ihab Mehawed, Managing Director of Orascom Construction gathered to commemorate these achievements at an event.

The New Delta mega project, the largest of its kind in the world, is a milestone in Metito’s history, which spans over 65 years and includes numerous iconic national projects in Egypt and worldwide. Such records also represent a strong testament to Egypt and its leaders’ commitment to infrastructure sustainability, representing a significant leap towards a more prosperous future. This aligns with the Egyptian national strategy to expand agricultural areas in the Western Desert region, enhance agricultural crop productivity to achieve self-sufficiency, and protect the environment by relying on advanced technologies and water management solutions.

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Production capacity in the world’s largest water treatment facility

The new plant is capable of processing 7.5 million m3/day of agricultural drainage water, and is essential in the reclaiming and utilization of 2 million acres in the western Delta area.

This initiative is not only remarkable in size but also forms part of Egypt’s nationwide water resource strategy meant for providing water safety and ensuring the prosperity and perpetuity of future generations.

Hassan Allam, CEO of Hassan Allam Holding, stated, “We are honored to have achieved four global Guinness World Records for the New Delta Irrigation Water Treatment Plant. This accomplishment underscores the capability of Egyptian national companies to undertake large-scale projects that drive prosperity and ensure sustainability for future generations.”

He added, “The significance of this facility lies in its pivotal role in reclaiming agricultural lands and constructing new urban communities in the Delta region, expanding both agricultural and population areas in the country. Our contribution to this project reflects our ongoing commitment to national development and our strategic vision, which we have realized through the successful implementation of numerous infrastructure and sustainability projects over the years.”

Ahmed El-Assar, CEO of Arab Contractors Company, stated: “Arab Contractors Company added the New Delta Irrigation Water Treatment Plant as a new achievement to its record of mega projects implemented in alliance with Egyptian national companies.

It is truly a matter of pride that we successfully built the world’s largest water treatment plant entirely with 100% Egyptian labor, and we finished the project in a record time.”

“The new Delta plant treats 7.5 million cubic meters of agricultural wastewater daily, coming from the Old Delta after transporting through a 174-kilometer-long canal, which considers the largest artificial river in the world in the middle of Egypt’s Western Desert. It aims to reclaim 2.2 million feddans. Despite the enormity and complexity of the project, we delivered it successfully in just 24 months.

The new plant project is a comprehensive developmental model of strategic importance and is part of the national priorities Egypt gives to investment in the agricultural sector, considering it a top national security issue.

It also represents significant support for the Egyptian economy.” He added

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