The world’s largest agricultural drainage treatment plant has been constructed in Egypt, the Al Mahsamma agricultural drainage treatment, recycling and reuse plant, now becomes the largest of its kind in the whole of the world.
The US$100M facility built on a 42,000-sq-m area in Ismailia governorate of the North African country was developed by a joint venture between Metito holding company, a UAE-based multinational global provider of intelligent water management and alternative energy solutions, and Hassan Allam Construction, Egypt’s leading engineering, construction and Infrastructure Company, under the supervision of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority.
It features state-of-the-art technology and systems in the various stages of water treatment, coupled with the integration of advanced digital and information technology which aims to monitor the effectiveness of the site operations and to ensure the quality of water remains compliant with industry standard and client specifications.
The facility is also equipped with laboratories for on-site water analysis and quality testing round the clock supervised by dedicated experts.
It has a capacity of 1 million m3/day and it is expected to contribute to the irrigation of 70,000 acres of land in the Sinai, as part of the government’s efforts to develop the region by creating sustainable urban communities and job opportunities in the area.
According to constructionreviewonline.com