Fluence JV wins EPC contract for desalination plant in Egypt
March 24, 2019 – The International Co. for Water Services & Infrastructure (IWSI) and construction company Hassan Allam EPC have won a $74m EPC contract in Egypt to design and construct a 40,000m³/day seawater desalination plant, with infrastructure designed and built for a future capacity expansion to 80,000m³/day.
IWSI is the Egyptian joint venture of American water services company Fluence.
Through IWSI, Fluence will act as the technology provider for the custom engineered solution.
It will design the process and supply the pre-treatment, reverse osmosis skids, post-treatment equipment and the start-up and commissioning of the plant for a total contract share of $20m.
Local works, including the marine design and execution of the intake and outfall, will be provided by Hassan Allam EPC.
After completion, the plant will serve New Mansoura city, which is being construction along Egypt’s northern coast on the Mediterranean Sea.
New Mansoura will have a population of around 250,000 people when its first phase is inaugurated.
With the population of New Mansoura expected to increase, the plant will eventually be expanded to 80,000m²/day capacity.
The facility is expected to become operational in 18 months.
Fluence managing director and CEO Henry Charrabé said: “The New Mansoura plant will be among the larger desalination plant references for Fluence to date and, if expanded, one of the largest in all of Egypt.
“Together with the US $7.6 million NIROBOX Smart Packaged desalination plant order IWSI secured in Egypt in October 2018, this contract reinforces Fluence’s growth strategy.
“As we continue to focus on Egypt as one of the most promising desalination markets in the world, we’re deploying both Smart Packaged Solutions and custom engineered solutions to meet the growing water requirements.
“We are excited to work with our partner Hassan Allam on this important project for the people of New Mansoura.”
Fluence, which offers an integrated range of services across the water cycle, has operations in North America, South America, the Middle East, Europe and China.