The Al-Mahsama waste treatment plant, which is located in Al-Ismailia, Egypt has been named the best operation of its kind in the whole world for 2020. It was singled out by US-based weekly magazine Engineering News-Record (ENR) which specializes in news, analysis, data, and opinion for the construction industry worldwide.
This accolade marks the fourth time that Al-Mahsama has received an award for the quality of its operations, having been previously named the best international wastewater recycling operation of 2020 by the UK-based Capital Finance International (CFI) and winning the best infrastructure project award for 2019 in MENA by the Construction Innovation Awards.
Furthermore, the plant was shortlisted for the best wastewater recycling project in the world award by the Global Water Awards, which is set to be announced at Spain’s global water summit, which will take place once the pandemic has been dealt with.
The plant was inaugurated by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi in April 2020 which was built and funded by the Alliance of Metito Africa Group and Hassan Allam Construction, under the auspices of the Engineering Authority of the Egyptian Armed Forces.
The plant’s is designed to recycle agricultural wastewater and offer a sustainable means for the government’s plan to irrigate 70,000 acres in Sinai, as well as maintaining the natural ecosystem of El-Temsah lake which is located in West Suez and is home to a large number of fish farms.
The plant can recycle up to 1 million cubic meters of wastewater each day and was built on a large expanse of land, approximately 42,000 square meters.
“With the climate changes that the whole globe is experiencing and the limited sources of clean water, there is a dire need to manage the available water resources efficiently and in a way that makes such resources available for all, which is at the top of the state’s current priorities,” said Karim Meddour CEO of Metito Africa Group, a pioneer in the field of smart solutions for waste management.