Singapore-based Hyflux has been selected to build the Ain Sokhna integrated desalination and power project in Egypt.
Hyflux has received a letter of intent from the General Authority for the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone) for a $500m EPC contract for the plant, which will have a desalinated water production capacity of 150,000 cubic metres a day (cm/d). The plant will be powered by a 457MW combined-cycle gas turbine power plant.
Hyflux will also receive a 25 year operation and maintenance contract for the plant.
Egypt is planning to undertake a number of desalination projects in an effort to meet the growing water demands of its population and reduce pressure on Nile resources.
A number of these are planned to be procured through public-private partnerships (PPPs) by the countryâ€™s PPP Central Unit.
The government PPP body is planning to press ahead with approximately EG20bn ($2.5bn) worth of projects across a number of sectors including desalination and sewage
Egyptâ€™s Central Partnership Unit (PPP) is set to launch 12 projects in 2016, according to the unitâ€™s head Atter Hanoura. The government unit says it will press ahead with approximately EG20bn ($2.5bn) worth of projects across a number of sectors, including desalination and sewage.
Singapore firm selected for Egypt water and power project