An equal stake joint venture (JV) between Orascom Construction and FCC Aqualia, a subsidiary of FCC, has bagged an EPC contract worth $320m to build Abu Rawash Wastewater Treatment Plant in Egypt.
Featuring primary and secondary treatment units, the new wastewater treatment plant will be constructed in phases over a period of 37 months.
Upon completion, the facility will be capable of treating 1.6 million cubic metres of waste water per day, serving six million people.
Besides carrying out the engineering, procurement and construction work for the project, the JV will be responsible for operation and maintain the facility for a period of three years.
Orascom Construction CEO Osama Bishai said: “This award confirms our ability to continue to secure quality contracts and underscores our strategy to focus on water-related projects, such as our two recently-signed water desalination plants, due to the strategic need of this sector in Egypt.
“We are also pleased to collaborate again with our partner FCC Aqualia, demonstrating our long-term successful relationship.”