Stantec to work on Egypt's Fayoum Wastewater Expansion programme

The Canadian firm will act as the project implementation support and contract supervision consultant for the project

The project aims to increase access to sanitation from 32.6% to 86% in rural areas of the Fayoum governorate. [representational image]
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The project aims to increase access to sanitation from 32.6% to 86% in rural areas of the Fayoum governorate. [representational image]

Toronto Stock Exchange-listed design and consulting services provider Stantec has been picked as the project implementation support and contract supervision consultant to manage the large-scale construction programme for the Fayoum wastewater expansion project by Egyptian Holding Company for Water and Wastewater (HCWW).

The project includes expansion of wastewater treatment, water reuse capabilities, and the system sewerage network.

Valued at $506.9m, the Fayoum Wastewater Expansion programme is being financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and co-financed by the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Union’s Neighbourhood Investment Facility, and the Egyptian government.

In a statement, the Canadian firm said that the project is a part of a wider set of measures adopted by the Egyptian government against the challenges facing the country’s sanitation network.

The project aims to increase access to sanitation from 32.6% to 86% in rural areas of the Fayoum governorate.

As part of the contract, Stantec will be responsible for design services related to network infrastructure and wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), procurement support, project implementation support, development of a training plan, capacity building, contract management, and construction supervision services.

Phase 1 of the programme will witness the expansion of sewer services in 119 underserved rural areas in Fayoum. The phase includes construction of four new WWTPs, expanding seven, rehabilitating 10, and decommissioning six existing WWTPs.

Additional works include construction of approximately 256km of new pressurised rising mains, 2,334km of sewer lines, and 100 new sewage pumping stations. These additions will increase access to sanitation to 75.6% and benefit 700,000 people.

Meanwhile, Phase 2 will add an additional 41 underserved villages serving 240,000 more people; and bringing total sanitation access to 86% of the region’s population.

Speaking about the project, operations and project director at Stantec, Murat Sarioglu, said that the company will leverage its “experience and expertise in water and wastewater infrastructure engineering to provide greater access to sanitation services, support the growth of the region, and alleviate environmental and public health concerns”.

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