Egypt to invest in 16 desalination projects
Egypt is to build or upgrade 16 desalination plants across five governorates, reports Daily News Egypt.
Total new capacity will be 473,000 m3/d from the plants in Matrouh, North Sinai, Port Said, Red Sea, and South Sinai.
The new projects comprise:
- Four in Matruh, including the expansion of Sidi Barani, and Ramleya 3, and a new plant at Dabaa with capacity of 34,000 m3/d, and one in El-Alamein, capacity 150,000 m3/d;
- four in North Sinai — Arish 1, 2, 3, and Sheikh Zuweid — at 30,000 m3/d;
- two in Port Said, at West Port Said and East Port Said, 170,000 m3/d;
- four in Red Sea are to be expanded — Al Yusr, Halayeb, Shalatin, and Abu Ramad, capacity 47,000 m3/d; and
- two in South Sinai, Nabaq and Tur, with capacity 42,000 m3/d.
Egypt already has 39 desalination plants on the Red Sea:
- Nine in Matruh, with total capacity 78,000 m3/d;
- five in North Sinai, 10,600 m3/d;
- 19 in Red Sea 102,000 m3/d capacity; and
- South Sinai, 45,000 m3/d.
The total existing capacity is 235,600 m3/d.