Gabal El Asfar WWTP (Cairo, Egypt)

The Egyptian Construction Authority for Drinking Water and Wastewater (CAPW) has awarded a consortium made up of ACCIONA Agua, German company Passavant-Roediger and Hassan Allam Construction, one of Egypt’s largest construction companies, a contract for the expansion of the Gabal El Asfar wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) on the outskirts of Cairo. The contract is worth over 120 million euro.


The Gabal El Asfar wastewater treatment plant (WTTP) on the outskirts of Cairo (Egypt) has successfully completed its Proving Period Test. The Proving Period Test involves a series of operational trials in the plant to ensure that it performs according to established criteria and that it complies with all the terms of the contract. To do this, a number of Performance Tests were carried out in which the plant operated at 100% production capacity with the usual level of resources required during operation, with several requirements being fulfilled. Among them, ensuring that daily production fully reaches the set level and the water treated complies with the strictest quality criteria specified in the contract.

The CAPW (Egyptian Construction Authority for Drinking Water and Wastewater) awarded the contract for the design, construction and commissioning of the WWTP to a
consortium consisting of ACCIONA Agua, German group Passavant- Roediger and Egyptian company Hassan Allam Construction. The contract, which includes operation and maintenance of the plant for a period of two years, has a budget of 120 million euros.

The constructed plant has a daily treatment capacity of 500,000 cubic metres, to cover the needs of the eastern part of Cairo, which has a population equivalent of around 8 million. With the entry into service of this new plant, the Gabal El Asfar complex treats a total of 2.5 million cubic metres of water per day, making it the biggest wastewater treatment plant in Africa and the Middle East, and the third largest in the world.



Plant Report published in: #53 FuturENVIRO September 2018