Stantec-led consortium has been selected by the Egyptian Holding Company for Water and Wastewater (HCWW) to lead the €456.5m Fayoum Wastewater Expansion programme in the country.

The wastewater development programme aims to improve access to sanitation services in the Fayoum governorate located about 90km southwest of Cairo.

Serving as the project implementation support and contract supervision consultant, Stantec will large-scale construction management services to expand wastewater treatment, water reuse capabilities and the system sewerage network.

Stantec will provide design services related to network infrastructure and wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), project implementation support, procurement support, development of a training plan, capacity building, contract management, and construction supervision services.

The firm said in a statement: “Establishing system implementation and ongoing support to the HCWW and Fayoum Company for Water and Wastewater (FWWC) is key to this partnership.”

The Fayoum Wastewater Expansion programme is supported by financing from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). It is co-financed by the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Union’s Neighbourhood Investment Facility, and the Egyptian government.

Stantec operations director and project director Dr Murat Sarioglu said: “We are proud to lead this consortium to implement this EBRD-led program that promises to have a positive impact on the community of Fayoum.

“The Egyptian government and the development institutions have prioritized access to clean water, and we are honoured to leverage our experience and expertise in water and wastewater infrastructure engineering to provide greater access to sanitation services, support the growth of the region, and alleviate environmental and public health concerns.”

The first phase of the programme involves the construction of four new WWTPs, expanding seven, rehabilitating 10, and decommissioning six existing WWTPs as well as constructing 256km of new pressurised rising mains, 2,334km of sewer lines, and 100 new sewage pumping stations.

Stantec will provide design services related to network infrastructure and wastewater treatment plants in Egypt. (Credit: Michal Jarmoluk from Pixabay)