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Aus-listed Fluence, Hassan Allam EPC win Egypt desalination contract

Australian-Egyptian JV wins $74m contract to build 40,000m3-per-day water desalination plant for New Mansoura City

The desalination plant will serve New Mansoura City [representational image].
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The desalination plant will serve New Mansoura City [representational image].

Australian Securities Exchange-listed (AXS) Fluence Corporation has been awarded a $74m engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract to design and build a seawater desalination plant to serve Egypt's under-development New Mansoura City.

The International Co for Water Services & Infrastructure (IWSI), a joint venture between Fluence and Egypt’s Hassan Allam EPC, will deliver the contract.

Expected to be operational in 18 months, the plant will have a capacity of 40,000m3 per day, with a future expansion capacity of 80,000m3 per day. 

New Mansoura City will have a population of approximately 250,000 upon inauguration of its Phase 1.

According to a filing on AXS, Fluence, through IWSI, will offer technology systems to design the project and supply pre-treatment equipment, reverse osmosis skids, and post-treatment items, in addition to services relating to start-up and commissioning.

Fluence's share in the contract equals 27% – or $20m – of the contract’s total value.

Hassan Allam EPC will provide marine design services, and implement the intake and outfall systems of the plant.

Henry Charrabé, managing director and chief executive officer of Fluence, said the project will be among the “larger [water] desalination plants” developed by the listed company.

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