Elsewedy Electric to build Houd Negaih wastewater treatment plant, Egypt

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Elsewedy Electric Co S.A.E., an Egyptian multinational company engaged in wire & cable, electrical products, engineering & construction, smart infrastructure, and infrastructure investment businesses has been appointed by the Egyptian authority to build the Houd Negaih wastewater treatment plant.

An agreement concerning this project was recently signed by Medhat Maher, the company’s chief executive officer, and Sherief Fares, the chief executive officer of Sharkia Water & Wastewater Company. The signing was witnessed by Eng. Ahmed Fouad, the Chairman Assistant for Technical Services at Alexandria Petroleum Maintenance Company (Petromaint), amongst other officials.

Scope of the project 

As per the agreement, Elsewedy Electric will put up a sewage treatment plant with a capacity of 6000 cubic meters per day, within a period of 24months at a cost of US$ 8m or its thereabouts.

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This project is a part of the Sustainable Rural Sanitation Services Program (SRSSP), which aims to achieve 100 percent sanitation coverage of 4,700 villages and 27,000 satellites, with an estimated population of 42 million, by 2037, primarily through conventional sewerage systems and WWTPs.

The initial phase aims to improve access and services to 769 villages in seven governorates which were selected because their Water and Sanitation Companies (WSCs) are representative of the utilities in the Nile Delta and they have many unserved settlements, which contribute highly to the discharge of untreated wastewater into the Al-Salam Canal and Rosetta branch of the Nile River.

Components of the SRSSP program

The SRSSP program comprises physical infrastructure, and institutional and policy strengthening components.

The physical infrastructure component includes the construction of new or expansion/rehabilitation of existing wastewater treatment plants, the construction and upgrading of pumping stations, and the construction of integrated sewerage networks consisting of collectors and pumping mains.

This component, under which the Houd Negaih wastewater treatment plant project is, will provide sanitation services to about 175,000 households in 133 villages of five governorates namely, Dakahliya, Sharkiya, Damietta, Menoufya, and Gharbiya.