H.E. President Abdel El-Fattah Sisi inaugurated the Nuweiba SWRO plant, the first water treatment plant for Elsewedy Electric, with a capacity of 15,000 m3/day of clean drinking water to serve 50,000 citizens in Sinai.
The presidential opening took place via video conference to launch the project that took more than one million working hours of Elsewedy Electric PSP, in cooperation with The Armed Forces Engineering Authority, despite the constraints of the coronavirus pandemic.
Elsewedy Electric PSP scope of work included engineering, supply, construction, installation, commissioning, startup, and testing on a turn-key basis for civil, marine, electrical and mechanical works of glass line tanks, intake screen, piping multimedia filters and calcite contactor.
Under the contract, Elsewedy Electric is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the plant for one year and the supervision of the plant for a second year.
Using reverse osmosis technology, the project aims to increase sources of potable water in Egypt and to provide clean drinking water with the standard specifications and quality set by the World Health Organization (WHO).
The construction work, which consumed more than 1.1 million hours, was completed in May 2021, which is, in itself, an achievement, considering the delay of the main equipment of the project for more than six months due to the constraints imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic.