Small-scale desalination plants to help redevelop Sinai, Egypt

Five desalination plants will be developed in the Sinai governorate in Egypt following the signing of a KD29 million ($96 million) loan from the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development...

Jun 8th, 2016
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CAIRO, Egypt - Five desalination plants will be developed in the Sinai governorate in Egypt following the signing of a KD29 million ($96 million) loan from the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED).

The development is part of a wider plan in Egypt to develop the Sinai Peninsula, a sparsely populated desert region between the Red Sea and Mediterranean Sea.

Work on the development is expected to start next year, with completion slated for 2019.

Four desalination facilities, in Ras Sidr, Abu Zenima, Dahab and Nuwaiba are expected to have a capacity of 10,000 m3/day, with a larger 20,000 m3/day project set for El-Tor.

Earlier this year Singapore firm Hyflux entered the Egyptian market with a contract to develop a 150,000 m3/day desalination plant (read WWi story).

The Sinai project will also include eight pumping stations and water and distribution networks, including 183km of pipelines between 200 and 500mm to residential areas.

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