Bahr Al-Baqar WWTP (Egypt). One of the world’s largest WWTPS and the largest in Africa

At the end of October 2020, ACCIONA completed the construction of the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Bahr-al Baqr, in Egypt. It is the largest in Africa and one of the biggest in the world.

Located in northwest Egypt, the Bahr-al Baqr plant has a peak flow of 5.6 million m3/day.

It has four treatment lines, each with a capacity of 1,250,000 m3/day, and is equipped with advanced mechanisms for the pumping of raw water, coagulation, flocculation, settling, filtration and disinfection to produce water of excellent quality for irrigating crops in the surrounding area.

The treated water will be used to irrigate 140,000 hectares of cropland along the banks of the Suez Canal and provide a solution to the risk of pollution due to discharges of municipal wastewater and wastewater from agriculture and industry.

ACCIONA participated in the project as a technological partner of a consortium made up of The Arab Contractors and Orascom Construction. The contract was awarded in 2019 following a call for tenders by the Ministry of Defence of Egypt, with financing from the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) and the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development.

As a technological partner, ACCIONA was responsible for the process engineering, the electromechanical equipment, the supervision of assembly operations and the commissioning of the plant, guaranteeing the specified quality and treatment parameters and selecting and supervising the teams and processes in the plant.

Publicado en el Nº85 November – December 2021