Veolia to construct water and wastewater treatment systems in Egypt

Veolia to construct water and wastewater treatment systems in Egypt
Published: 1 July 2018 - 8:36 a.m.
By: Baset Asaba

Veolia, through its subsidiary Veolia Water Technologies, has been awarded a contract by Egyptian Electricity Holding Company to construct and set up water and wastewater treatment plants for Assiut Supercritical Power Plant and Cairo West Power Plant.

Supporting Egypt Vision 2030 to drive sustainable urban development and economic growth, the State-owned Egyptian Electricity Holding Company said that it chose Veolia Water Technologies due to its extensive experience in the power generation market both in Egypt and across the wider Middle East region, and for its technical expertise in the process and design of wastewater treatment systems for supercritical power plants.

“We are committed to our promise of resourcing the world and continue to bring this commitment to Egypt, as seen with our partnership with Egyptian Electricity Holding Company,” said Thierry Froment, Chief Operating Officer, Veolia Water Technologies Middle East.

“Through Veolia Water Technologies’ customized design, build and operational services and treatment facilities we are able to cater to the Egyptian market’s needs. We are proud to be part of the solution of addressing the water scarcity and power outages in the country.”

Veolia Water Technologies (VWT) said it was well suited to design, build, and deliver integrated systems to treat water and wastewater.

VWT Egypt have around 200 employees, mainly engineers and technicians that will enable Assiut Supercritical Power Plant and Cairo West Power Plant to operate at maximum capacity while serving its boiler feed’s high demand for extra-pure demineralised water.

Veolia Water Technologies was one of the earliest companies in the region to introduce continuous electro-deionization (CEDI) system to the Egyptian power market, which lessens chemical consumption and eliminates chemically contaminated wastewater.

Delivering a high return on experience from the South Helwan Power Plant, the French-owned company provides solutions such as ultrafiltration, electro-deionization, industrial wastewater treatment, and potable water systems.

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