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Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Hassan Allam gets wastewater plant contract + Lekela installs 20 wind turbines in Ras Ghareb

We have a trio of infrastructure stories worth knowing about on this fine Tuesday morning:

Hassan Allam Construction has been awarded a contract for a wastewater treatment plant with a capacity of 30k cubic meters per day in Maghagha, Minya, the company said in a statement. Under the contract, HAC will carry out the engineering, procurement and construction of the project, which will have expandable capacity of up to 60k cbm/d. In March, HAC was among a consortium of companies awarded the contract to construct the El Hamam agricultural wastewater plant, which it claims is the largest such plant in the world, with a capacity of 6 mn cbm/d.

First 20 turbines wired up to grid at Lekela’s West Bakr Wind Farm: Renewable power generation company Lekela Power has installed the first 20 wind turbines in its 250 MW capacity West Bakr project near Ras Ghareb in the Gulf of Suez, it said in an emailed statement. Construction began on the USD 350 mn project in late 2019, its first turbine went live last December, and the farm is expected to become fully operational by the end of this year. Part of the government’s Build, Own Operate (BOO) scheme, West Bakr is targeting production of over 1000 GWh every year for 20 years, which the company says will see the wind farm singlehandedly increase Egypt’s wind capacity by 18%.

DP World Sokhna will serve the Egyptian conglomerate Intro Group’s livestock facility in Ain Sokhna port upon its restarting under a multi-year agreement, according to a press release (pdf). The agreement will see DP World Sokhna receive ships carrying cattle and then transport International Meat Capital livestock to the facility. The first phase, scheduled to start this month, is targeting 37k heads of livestock a year, with an eye to reach an annual rate of 90k by the second stage.

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