Metito, Hassan Allam builds world’s largest drainage plant

Metito and Hassan Allam Construction have developed the biggest agricultural drainage treatment, recycling and reuse plant in the world worth $100m as part of a joint venture.

Located in the Ismailia Governorate, the Al Mahsamma project has a capacity of 1 million m3/day and is built in an area of 42,000 m2, which was unveiled by the President of Egypt HE AbdelFattah El Sisi.

Metito and Hassan Allam’s work on the plant comprised the engineering, construction, operations (EC&O), commissioning and operation and maintenance (O&M) for a period of five years.

Al Mahsamma is part of Egypt’s approach to ensure the country’s water security through wastewater treatment, desalination, and preservation of natural water resources.

The plant is also expected to create job opportunities within the area and the country’s commitment to develop in the water sector.

Commenting on the Al Mahsamma project, Metito Africa’s managing director, Eng Karim Madwar, said:  “Metito is honoured to play its part in this world-class mega national project located in the highly strategic east of the Suez Canal area.

He added: “In this project, we make use of the latest technologies for the treatment of agricultural drainage to produce suitable water for irrigation and land reclamation, following the highest quality standard and specs set by the Egyptian government.”

Hassan Allam Construction chairman Hassan Allam said that during the development of the project, they amounted 2.5 million man hours with no injuries or time lost.

“Al Mahsamma plant will significantly contribute to combating water scarcity in the country and will have a resounding impact on Egypt’s water security agenda, transforming the scope of wastewater treatment across Africa,” said Allam.

“We are extending our efforts to provide the latest solutions that solve water poverty, one of the major regional and global concerns.”

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