Metito Case Study: Seawater Desalination Plant, Sharm El-Sheik - Egypt
Nabq Bay, has been undergoing development since 1998 with 5-star rated hotels & resorts stretched alongside its coast. These resorts model environmental conservation, cultural preservation, design creativity, and beauty and diversity of entertainment. To serve the water needs for this area a sustainable solution was therefore required and establishing the Nabq Bay desalination plant was the ultimate solution. Nabq Bay is positioned at a unique location on the entrance of Aqaba Gulf (Red Sea), 10km north of Sharm El-Sheik International Airport and 5km south of the borders of "Nabq International Protectorate", where mangrove trees thrive. The plant is a seawater reverse osmosis desalination plant with a total capacity of 18,000 m3/day. It is owned by International Utilities Company, a subsidiary of Metito Utilities.