US online platform Engineering News-Record (ENR), which specialises in engineering and construction news and analyses, has dubbed Egypt’s Al-Mahsama wastewater treatment plant, located in Ismailia, as the best project internationally of 2020.
The plant has previously been dubbed the best project internationally for wastewater recycling in 2020 by the UK’s Capital Finance International (CFI), and winning the best infrastructure project award for 2019 in MENA by the Construction Innovation Awards.
The plant has also been nominated to be enrolled in the selective projects list for the best wastewater recycling project award, which is given by the Global Water Awards, which will announce the winners during the global water summit in Spain post COVID-19.
The Al-Mahsama plant, which was implemented by Alliance of Metito Africa Group and Hassan Allam Construction, under the supervision of the Engineering Authority of the Egyptian Armed Forces was inaugurated in April by In April by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.
The plant aims to recycle agricultural wastewater to provide an alternative and sustainable solution for irrigating about 70,000 acres in Sinai, in addition to maintaining the natural environment in El-Temsah lake, located in West Suez, and the fish farming there.
The plant has a capacity of 1 million cubic metres of wastewater per day and is extended over an area of 42,000 square meters.
ENR is one of the prominent platforms that focuses on engineering, design, modern construction methods, construction technology, safety and the environment.