DSI wins Egypt wastewater treatment plant deal

25 November 2013

A consortium including a subsidiary of Dubai’s Drake & Scull International has won a $148m wastewater treatment plant deal in Egypt.

Passavant-Roediger GmbH, subsidiary of Drake & Scull International, along with Spain’s Acciona and Egypt’s construction and property group Hassan Allam Sons, won the $148m contract to expand the Gabal Al Asfar Waste Water Treatment Plant on the outskirts of Cairo.

The consortium will build a primary and secondary wastewater plant with a volume of 500,000 cubic meters of wastewater per day to raise the total daily treatment capacity up to 2.5 million cubic meters.

The project is expected to be complete in four years, and the consortium will oversee the operation and maintenance of the plant for a further two years.

The wastewater plant will be built on the outskirts of Cairo (Wikimedia)

The contract was awarded by the Construction Authority for Potable Water and Waste Water, the body responsible for water and wastewater investment in Great Cairo and Alexandria.

Passavant’s will be responsible for the construction and set up of the Stage 2 of Phase 2 of the development, which is worth $48.7m.

Passavant-Roediger MD, Mazen Bachir, said: "Egypt is an important market for our expansion plans in the MENA region and we hope to leverage DSI’s reputation and our own global experience to deliver high quality water treatment solutions to the people of Egypt as well as the MENA region."

The contract win for Passavant-Roediger is the third in recent months, following the award for two water treatment plant projects in Romania and Turkey worth a total of $41m.

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