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COP28 Unveils the Signing of Two Large Scale Innovative Water Projects Using Alternative Energy in Morocco

Metito Utilities and Tahliya Group sign an agreement to jointly develop two projects in Morocco.

Dubai, Dec. 5th —President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and King Mohammed VI of the Kingdom of Morocco signed a declaration on December 4th,2023, to develop a “solid and innovative partnership” in efforts to develop economic, trade, and investment cooperation. Following this announcement, Metito Utilities, a global investor and developer of sustainable water management solutions and climate resilient water assets, signed an agreement with Tahliya Group, a prominent UAE-based infrastructure company specializing in power generation and desalinated water production plants in Africa. Together, Metito and Tahliya intend to develop a multi-user irrigation project, by way of desalinated water, in Morrocco. The desalination projects will be powered by renewable energy.

The official signing ceremony took place at the Metito’s offices in the National Industries Park in Dubai, coinciding with the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The event was hosted by Rami Ghandour, CEO Metito Utilities and Zouheir Bensaid, the Chairman and CEO of Tahliya Group.

In response to the unveiling of this strategic partnership, Rami Ghandour expressed, “Metito’s founding principles are Impact, Sustainability, and Innovation. Guided by these principles, we are thrilled to join forces with Tahliya Group to adeptly tackle pressing issues concerning water scarcity, food security, and sustainable development in Morocco. Leveraging Metito’s proficiency in high-value engineering, coupled with our proven track record in developing large-scale desalination plants, and Tahliya Group’s expertise in infrastructure development, we are poised to establish a sustained and meaningful impact through the projects we are developing together.”  Metito has topped the global charts for being the provider of the largest desalination plants, in capacity, for 2 years in a row 2021-22 and 2022-23 as announced by the Global Water Intelligence report.

Zouheir Bensaid, Chairman and CEO of Tahliya Group, underscored the significance of both projects, “Aligned with the UN Sustainability Development Goals, Metito and Tahliya Group, will mark a new milestone in the water industry by developing alternative energy powered desalination plants at a scale, for the purpose of irrigation in Morocco.  Both companies possess all essential attributes and a shared vision that positions this collaboration as one poised for genuine impact on the communities and individuals we aim to reach through our projects. We are confident that our projects will result in substantial and far-reaching effects.”

Morocco is a key market for Metito and Tahliya which promises immense potential as an investment hub, given the nation’s diverse assets and conducive business climate. Metito will examine mobilising multiple pockets of capital and expertise to realise the planned projects, including potentially Africa Water Infrastructure Development (AWID).

Metito topped the charts again as the World Top Desalination Plant Supplier List

Awarded #1 on the 2022-23 List of  ‘’World’s Top Desalination Plant Suppliers’’

For the second consecutive year, Metito has been listed  ‘’World Top Desalination Plant Suppliers’’ by Global Water Intelligence (GWI) magazine, a leading publisher and event’s organizer for the international water industry. The list is ranked by the awarded capacity and published in GWI Magazine, October 2023 issue.

Scaling up desalination plants and optimizing operations through high-value engineering, advanced technology, and efficient management has been fundamental in Metito’s pursuit of enabling water security and addressing water scarcity. Ranking up this annual chart is a testament to the trust Metito acquired over the years as a leading provider of intelligent water management solutions and reflects Metito’s founding principles of Impact, Sustainability, and Innovation.

GWI’s Top 20 Desalination Plant Suppliers list is sourced from the GWI DesalData and International Desalination Association (IDA) – Desal Plant Inventory and is published annually. This top chart shows the leading suppliers of plants contracted since the start of 2022.

Egypt’s New Delta Treatment Plant Sets Four Guinness World Records, Revolutionizing and Setting Unprecedented Agriculture and Environmental Preservation Standards

  • The world’s largest plant of its type, the New Delta Agricultural Wastewater Treatment Plant in Egypt, serves as a fundamental component of Egypt’s water agenda and strategy for expanding agricultural area 

CAIRO, EgyptEgypt’s New Delta Agriculture Wastewater Treatment, Recycling and Reuse Plant, the world’s largest of its type, breaks more records. The plant, developed by a JV of Metito, Orascom Construction, The Arab Contractors, and Hassan Allam Construction, under a mandate from the Ministry of Defense, Armed Forces Engineering Authority Water Department, made history by achieving four prestigious Guinness World Records (GWR). 

Boasting an impressive capacity of 7.5 million cubic meters per day, the New Delta plant is a live testament to Egypt’s unwavering commitment to achieving water security through optimizing the usage of fresh water and building climate-smart water infrastructure. With a progressing water agenda, this plant is in line with the Government’s strategy to expand agricultural lands and build more resilient communities.

The New Delta Plant has been awarded four significant GWR titles; The largest water treatment facility, spanning a massive size of 320,600 square meters; The largest water treatment plant with a capacity of 86.8 m3 per second; The largest epoxy coating in a building, covering an expansive area of 520,339 square meters; The largest sludge treatment plant, showcasing a substantial capacity of 670.01 kilograms.

The New Delta Treatment plant provides irrigation for approximately 1.2 million acres of agricultural land west of the Nile Delta area and aims at a strategic scale to remove pollution from Marriout Lake and the Mediterranean Sea coast in Alexandria and, in parallel, cultivate an area characterized by the quality of arable land and the subsequent development activities in all fields. The New Delta Treatment Plant also contributes effectively to mitigating climate change in the existing Delta area, drains, and pumping stations by diverting wastewater and floods that contribute to the sinking of lands in Behira Governorate to the New Delta area. During rainy and flood seasons, irrigation water can be reduced from the High Dam, as the New Delta Project contributes to absorbing this surplus water.

Orascom Construction – Metito Consortium Achieves Financial Close for a Large-Scale Seawater Treatment and Water Transportation Project in Abu Dhabi Worth USD 2.2 Billion

Mega greenfield project will be developed under a build, own, operate, and transfer (BOOT) concession model with a tenor of 30 years

25 September 2023: A consortium of Orascom Construction and Metito, together with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company PJSC (ADNOC) and Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA), has achieved the successful financial close in record time for a large-scale seawater treatment and water transportation project in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The project will comprise a seawater nanofiltration plant with a treatment capacity of more than 110 million imperial gallons per day (500,000 m3/day) in addition to a water transmission pipeline of approximately 75km, and an in-field distribution network of more than 230km to support reservoir pressure maintenance in the Bab and Bu Hasa fields in Abu Dhabi.

This important milestone allows the project to move at full speed on the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) level, with commercial operations scheduled for June 2026.

The investment to develop the project, worth USD 2.2 billion, is comprised of a combination of debt and equity. Non-recourse project financing will be provided by Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Commercial Bank of Dubai, Emirates Development Bank, Emirates NBD Bank, First Abu Dhabi Bank, Gulf International Bank, Natixis, and Warba Bank.

ألفا ظبي القابضة تجسد التزامها بمعالجة ندرة المياه حول العالم عبر استحواذها على حصة الأغلبية في “ماتيتو القابضة”

  • خطوة استراتيجية تسهم في دعم أهداف “عام الاستدامة” في الدولة والمؤتمر الـ 28 لتغير المناخ (كوب 28)، وتدشن انطلاقة ألفا ظبي القابضة الأولى نحو قطاع المياه والصرف الصحي
  • تشكل عملية الاستحواذ حجر الأساس في عمليات شركة ” ألفا ظبي كلايمت كابيتال”، الهادفة إلى استقطاب الاستثمارات التي تُولي المناخ أهمية كبيرة

أبوظبي، الإمارات العربية المتحدة 25 سبتمبر 2023: أعلنت شركة ألفا ظبي القابضة، إحدى أسرع الشركات الاستثمارية القابضة نمواً في دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة، والمدرجة في سوق أبوظبي للأوراق المالية تحت الرمز «AlphaDhabi»، عن استحواذها على حصة أغلبية في شركة “ماتيتو القابضة المحدودة”، وهي شركة عالمية رائدة في مجال المياه ومعالجة الصرف الصحي. وتشكل هذه الصفقة الاستراتيجية، التي تنتظر الموافقات التنظيمية اللازمة، انطلاقة مهمة لشركة ألفا ظبي في مجال المياه والصرف الصحي، وتأتي تجسيداً لالتزام الشركة بتنويع محفظة أعمالها وتعزيز دورها في تطوير حلول المياه الذكية في جميع أنحاء منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا وخارجها، وذلك تماشياً مع أهداف الأمم المتحدة للاستدامة

وبموجب عملية الاستحواذ ستشتري ألفا ظبي القابضة أغلبية أسهم “ماتيتو” من “ميتسوبيشي” و”ميتسوبيشي للصناعات الثقيلة” و”جلف كابيتال”، في خطوة مهمة تعكس ثقة ألفا ظبي الكبيرة بخبرات “ماتيتو” وإمكاناتها المستقبلية. بالمقابل، ستحتفظ عائلة غندور، المساهمة والمؤسسة لشركة “ماتيتو” بدور قيادي في الشركة، مما يضمن الحفاظ على المبادئ الأساسية للشركة المتمثلة في التأثير والاستدامة والابتكار

وقال المهندس حمد العامري، الرئيس التنفيذي والعضو المنتدب لشركة ألفا ظبي القابضة: “تشير التوقعات والدراسات إلى أن نحو نصف سكان العالم سيعانون من ندرة المياه بحلول عام 2025، وهنا تكمن الحاجة الملحة لإيجاد حلول سريعة ومستدامة للمياه. وتعد شراكتنا مع “ماتيتو” خطوة مهمة في إطار وضع حلول لمواجهة تحدي نقص المياه، حيث نتشارك معها الالتزام بإطلاق حلول رائدة تلبي الاحتياجات الفورية وتضمن مستقبلاً مستداماً للأجيال القادمة. ولا يقتصر الهدف من هذا التعاون على الجانب التجاري والاستراتيجي لأعمالنا فحسب، بل نتطلع من خلال هذه الشراكة إلى تجسيد حرص ألفا ظبي القابضة على الإسهام بفاعلية في دعم عجلة التغيير والتطور في قطاع المياه، والمضي قدماً في تحقيق رؤيتنا الأشمل للنمو المستدام والتأثير عالمياً.”

من جانبه، أشار طلال غندور، الرئيس التنفيذي المشارك لشركة ماتيتو، إلى أن استثمار ألفا ظبي في ماتيتو يؤكد أهمية رسالة الأخيرة والقيم التي تقدمها، وأضاف: “نتطلع معاً إلى مواجهة تحديات شَح المياه، ولا سيما في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا، المنطقة الأكثر معاناة من هذه المشكلة على مستوى العالم. وسنعمل، بفضل ما تزخر به ماتيتو من خبرات واسعة في 50 دولة، وما تمتلكه من إمكانات في مجال الابتكار والتكنولوجيا، على تعزيز هذه الشراكة وتطوير قدراتنا لتقديم حلول مستدامة للمياه في المناطق التي هي في أمس الحاجة إليها.”

كذلك شدد رامي غندور، الرئيس التنفيذي المشارك لشركة ماتيتو، على أهمية هذه الشراكة في إطلاق العنان لتعاون بنّاء وواسع النطاق سيسهم في تعزيز إمكانات الشركة وبلوغ آفاق جديدة، حيث قال: “نحن على استعداد تام لتقديم إسهامات كبيرة في مجال حلول المياه المستدامة، وخاصة مع الاهتمام البالغ بالاستدامة في دولة الإمارات وإطلاقها “عام الاستدامة”، وكذلك استضافة الدولة لمؤتمر الأمم المتحدة المعني بتغير المناخ (كوب28). ونحن على ثقة بأن خبراتنا ومواردنا المشتركة ستتيح لنا المشاركة بفاعلية في دفع عجلة النمو المستدام في قطاع المياه العالمي وتعزيز العائد على المساهمين.”

وتشير بعض التقارير إلى انه بحلول عام 2025، قد يعاني ما يقدر بنحو 3.5 مليار شخص من ندرة المياه في المناطق التي يعيشون فيها. وتُعد منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا، التي تضم 7% من سكان العالم وتحوي 1% من موارد المياه العذبة، من أكثر المناطق التي تعاني من الإجهاد المائي على مستوى العالم، إذ يستخدم 83% من سكانها (نحو 500 مليون شخص في 25 دولة) أكثر من 80% من إمدادات المياه المتجددة. ويتوقع البنك الدولي أنه بحلول عام 2050، قد تكلف ندرة المياه منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا ما بين 6% و14% من إجمالي ناتجها المحلي. وتؤكد هذه الإحصائيات المثيرة للقلق الحاجة الملحة إلى حلول مبتكرة واستثمارات مؤثرة في قطاع المياه

وانطلاقاً من حرصها على تعزيز الموارد الاستراتيجية والارتقاء بالاستدامة، وبالتزامن مع الانعقاد المرتقب لمؤتمر الأمم المتحدة لتغير المناخ (كوب28) في دولة الإمارات، عمدت ألفا ظبي القابضة إلى تأسيس شركة ” ألفا ظبي كلايمت كابيتال”، بهدف التركيز على الاستثمارات التي تُولي المناخ أهمية كبيرة، ولتكون ماتيتو حجر الزاوية في هذه الشركة الجديدة

وتستعد ألفا ظبي القابضة وماتيتو، لتقديم إسهامات كبيرة في المبادرات والمناقشات التي تركز على الحلول المستدامة القائمة على التكنولوجيا، وإثراء الحوار في هذا المجال في خضم الحركة النشطة التي تشهدها البلاد للارتقاء بالاستدامة وتعزيزها مع إطلاق عام الاستدامة في الدولة واستضافتها لمؤتمر الأمم المتحدة المعني بتغير المناخ (كوب28) قريباً. وتُجسد هذه الشراكة بين ألفا ظبي القابضة وماتيتو الرؤية المشتركة للطرفين في بناء مستقبل مشرق وأكثر استدامة لدولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة والعالم

Alpha Dhabi’s Majority Stake Acquisition in Metito Holdings Reaffirms Ongoing Commitment to Addressing Global Water Scarcity

  • The strategic move supports the objectives of the UAE’s Year of Sustainability and the upcoming COP28, marking Alpha Dhabi’s inaugural foray into the water and wastewater sector.
  • The acquisition is a cornerstone of Alpha Dhabi Climate Capital, focusing on climate – conscious investments.

Abu Dhabi, UAE; 25 September 2023: Alpha Dhabi Holding (ADX: ALPHADHABI), one of the fastest- growing investment holding companies in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has announced its acquisition of a majority stake in Metito Holdings Ltd., a global leader in the water and wastewater industry. Pending regulatory approvals, this pivotal transaction marks Alpha Dhabi’s strategic entry into the water and wastewater domain. The acquisition not only underscores the company’s commitment to diversifying its portfolio but also bolsters Metito’s mission to broaden smart water solutions across the MENA region and beyond, aligning with the UN sustainability goals.

The acquisition sees Alpha Dhabi purchasing the majority stake from selling shareholders Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and Gulf Capital, showcasing Alpha Dhabi’s unwavering confidence in Metito’s expertise and future potential. The Ghandour family, Metito’s founding shareholders, will retain their leadership roles, ensuring the company’s foundational principles of impact, sustainability, and innovation remain intact.

Eng. Hamad Salem Al Ameri, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Alpha Dhabi, commented: “With nearly half the world’s population projected to face water scarcity by 2025, the need for sustainable water solutions has never been more critical. Our partnership with Metito is a decisive step towards addressing this pressing challenge. Together, we are committed to pioneering solutions that not only cater to immediate needs but also ensure a sustainable future for generations to come. This collaboration is more than a strategic business move; it’s a testament to Alpha Dhabi’s dedication to driving impactful change in the water sector and our broader vision of sustainable growth and global impact.

Talal Ghandour, co-CEO of Metito, remarked: “Alpha Dhabi’s investment in Metito underscores the importance of our mission and the value we bring to the table. Together, we aim to address the pressing water challenges, especially in the MENA region, which is the most water-stressed region globally. With Metito’s extensive experience across 50 countries and our dedication to innovation and technology, this partnership will bolster our capabilities, allowing us to further our mission and bring sustainable water solutions to regions that need it the most.”

Rami Ghandour, co-CEO of Metito, added: “This partnership is set to unlock vast synergies and to unleash boundless potential. We are poised to make significant contributions to sustainable solutions, especially as the UAE’s Year of Sustainability and COP28 gain traction. Together, our combined expertise and resources position us to drive sustainable growth and shareholder value in the global water sector.”.

By 2025, an estimated 3.5 billion people could be living in water-scarce regions. The MENA region, home to 7% of the world’s population but just 1% of its freshwater resources, is the most water-stressed globally. A staggering 83% of its population, approximately 500 million people across 25 countries, are using over 80% of their renewable water supply. The World Bank projects that by 2050, water scarcity  could cost the MENA region between 6% and 14% of its GDP. These alarming statistics underscore the urgent need for innovative solutions and impact investments in the water sector.

In line with the upcoming COP28 in the UAE, Alpha Dhabi has also established Alpha Dhabi Climate Capital, focusing on climate-conscious investments, with Metito as a cornerstone of this initiative.

With the UAE’s Year of Sustainability and the imminent COP28, both Alpha Dhabi and Metito are geared to make substantial contributions to discussions and initiatives centered on sustainable, technology- driven solutions. This partnership is a testament to their shared vision of a brighter, more sustainable future for the UAE and the global community at large.

About Alpha Dhabi Holding

Alpha Dhabi Holding (ADH), a UAE listed company, was established in 2013 and is one of the fastest growing Abu Dhabi based investment holding companies, with more than 150 businesses spread across healthcare, renewable energy, petrochemicals and other industries such as real estate, construction and hospitality. With over 90,000 employees, ADH is a strategic contributor to the UAE economy and is committed to drive continuous growth for its stakeholders through investments in emerging businesses, supporting innovation and diversity.

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Southeast Asia’s Largest Desalination Plant Project Awarded to Consortium of Metito and VA TECH WABAG

  • The 400,000m³/day Perur SWRO Desalination plant marks Metito’s first mega desalination project in India
  • The project will supply clean drinking water to over 2.7 million residents in the South Chennai area.

24 August 2023: The JV of VA TECH WABAG (WABAG)- a global leader in innovative water management solutions and Metito – a leading provider of intelligent water solutions signed the contract to develop a 400,000m³/day Perur Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) Desalination Plant by the Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB). The project aims to enhance water security and ensure a steadfast supply of clean potable water to over 2.7 million people residing in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu’s South Chennai area.

Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Thiru M. K. Stalin, laid the foundation stone for the plant at a ceremony in the state-capital Chennai marking an important milestone for the entire region.

The scope of the JV –covers the entire spectrum of project development – from design and engineering to procurement, construction, installation, testing, and commissioning over a period of 42 months, which will followed by 20 years of Operation and Maintenance (O&M) of the plant. The desalination process includes Lamella Clarifiers, Dissolved Air Flotation System, Gravity Dual Media Filters, Reverse Osmosis, and Re-mineralization. The joint venture will be led by WABAG,  headquartered in India.

Commenting on the contract award, Fady Juez, Metito’s Managing Director, said, “, “It’s an honor to develop this landmark desalination project alongside our partner in India. The world is facing significant water scarcity issues, and the need for climate-resilient, sustainable water infrastructure is critical. India is a region of high stress due to various factors and securing million liters of desalinated water daily is inherently aligned with our founding principles of Impact, Sustainability, and Innovation. The Indian Government has been promoting various adaptation and preservation strategies to manage water resources more effectively and this project will be a benchmark project for, Chennai, India, and the entire Southeast Asia water scene. We look forward to applying our high-value engineering and integrating the latest technologies to ensure optimum performance and world-class quality output. “

Commenting on this monumental achievement, Mr. Rajiv Mittal, Chairman and Managing Director, VA Tech WABAG, Said, “We are glad to be part of the Govt. of Tamil Nadu’s sustainable initiatives for ensuring water security for Chennai City through using innovative water solutions. With the completion of the project, Chennai will emerge as the Desalination Capital of India, with producing over 750 million liters of desalinated water every day out of which WABAG’s contribution will rise to an impressive 70%. The 400 MLD SWRO Desalination Plant will stand as a testament to ingenuity, innovation, and a shared vision for a more sustainable and resilient future for the city and the state. The undertaking of this project underscores WABAG’s dominant position in the global desalination market.”

Orascom Construction – Metito Consortium to Develop, Own and Operate a Large-Scale Seawater Treatment and Water Transportation Project Worth up to $2.4 Billion in the UAE

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 24 May 2023: A consortium of Orascom Construction and Metito will, together with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company PJSC (ADNOC) and Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA), develop, own, and operate a large-scale seawater treatment and water transportation project worth up to $2.4 billion in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, UAE. Orascom Construction is the consortium leader.

The greenfield project will be funded through a special purpose vehicle (SPV) on a build, own, operate and transfer (BOOT) model for 30 years. ADNOC and TAQA will jointly hold a 51% stake in the SPV, and Orascom Construction and Metito will own 49% (24.5% each).

The mega project will comprise a greenfield seawater nanofiltration plant with a treatment capacity of more than 110 million imperial gallons per day (500,000 m3 /day) in addition to seawater intake and outfall facilities, pumping stations, a water transmission pipeline of approximately 75km, and an infield distribution network of more than 230km to support reservoir pressure maintenance in the Bab and Bu Hasa fields in Abu Dhabi.

The project will replace the current aquifer water injection systems used for maintaining reservoir pressure in ADNOC’s onshore oil fields, thereby ensuring sustainable water supply for ADNOC’s onshore operations while preserving the UAE’s natural aquifer resources. The project will also enhance energy efficiency by up to 30% and reduce ADNOC’s environmental footprint compared to the current injection system.

Osama Bishai, CEO of Orascom Construction, commented, “We are proud to partner with ADNOC and TAQA to deliver a project that is key to the sustainable development of the UAE’s oil and gas sector. We started our focus on important water projects over a decade ago and have since played a major role in undertaking some of the most complex projects in this sector. We are also very pleased to strengthen our presence in the UAE as we continue to target strategic projects in the region across sectors in which we have developed strong expertise. This project also plays a key role in our growth strategy to pursue infrastructure investments that provide both construction opportunities and longterm recurring income.”

Rami Ghandour, Metito Managing Director, emphasized, “The UAE established its name as the leader for knowledge-based, future-focused economic strategies and a leader in combating climate change and promoting water positivity. Being a global hub for innovations and sustainable practices, this mega project is testament of how capitalizing on technology can revolutionize industry norms and practices to best preserve valuable water resources and the environment. Over the years Metito has built a strategic project portfolio of mega concession projects and iconic world and industry firsts and we are confident this will be a landmark project and a global milestone. We are honoured to be part of this.”

Orascom Construction PLC is a leading global engineering and construction contractor primarily focused on infrastructure, industrial and high-end commercial projects in the Middle East, Africa, and the United States. The Group also develops and invests in infrastructure opportunities, owns 50% of BESIX Group, and holds a building materials, facility management and equipment services portfolio.

Orascom Construction has been executing its strategy to build, own and operate projects in the water and concessions sectors, and has been strengthening its leading position as a key player across the region.

Most recently, the Group completed some of the largest projects in the water treatment sector worldwide such as Bahr El Baqr Water Treatment Plant in Egypt, the largest in the world with a capacity of 5.6 million m3/day, and Abu Rawash Wastewater Treatment Plant in Egypt, one of the largest in the world to be executed in one phase with a capacity of 1.6 million m3/day.

In addition, the Group is the co-owner and co-developer of Egypt’s first PPP project, New Cairo Wastewater Treatment Plant, and Saudi Arabia’s first Independent Sewage Treatment Plant (ISTP) project, Dammam West ISTP. Orascom Construction is dual listed in the UAE and Egypt (Nasdaq Dubai: OC; EGX: ORAS).


Tanzania to develop its first wastewater treatment plant project Dar es Salaam Water Supply and Sanitation Authority appoints Metito to develop the first of its type project

April 4, 2023 Dar Es Salaam Water Supply and Sanitation Authority (DAWASA) awarded Metito, a leading provider of intelligent water management solutions, the contract to design, build and operate a new wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in Dar es Salaam region, Tanzania at Mbezi Beach area. The project is expected to reduce environmental pollution through safe treatment of wastewater.

Located in the Mbezi Beach area, in Kinondoni District, of Dar Es Salaam, the 16,000 m3/day wastewater treatment plant will have state-of-the-art engineering and technologies to enhance operational and maintenance costs, improve sludge quality, and minimize the overall carbon footprint. Additionally, the plant will be designed in almost half of the allocated area, optimizing land usage and maximizing savings.

Metito’s scope of work involves three years of operation and maintenance for the wastewater treatment plant with the full participation of DAWASA staff members in all operational sections of the treatment plant. Metito will utilize conventional activated sludge technology and implement anaerobic digestors to produce biogas followed by Combined Heat and Power (CHP) generation system which will reduce electric power consumption by almost 40 percent at ultimate plant capacity. Metito will also use the sludge anaerobic digestion process in the first treatment phase to ensure the sludge is stabilized and the quality of the sludge is maintained.

Tanzania has renewed its commitment to increasing access to clean water by adopting the Sustainable Development Goal 6 (clean water and sanitation for all) targets, which the UN set for 2030[1]. The Mbezi Wastewater Treatment project will contribute to Dar Es Salaam region’s sustainable economic and industrial development by creating skilled jobs and safeguarding the health and well-being of the community by providing efficient wastewater treatment.

Commenting on the new award, Karim Madwar, Metito Africa Managing Director said, “The project is a true milestone towards modernizing Dar es Salaam’s wastewater system and bolstering the resilience of its water infrastructure, all while safeguarding its natural ecosystems. Metito’s founding principles are Impact, Sustainability, and Innovation, and this project ticks all the boxes. We are proud to be working with Dar Es Salaam Water Supply and Sanitation Authority on this project and are looking forward to making this a benchmark to similar projects in the region.”

This project is being financed by the  Government of the United Republic of Tanzania in collaboration with the World Bank.

” Access to water and sanitation in Tanzania can transform the economic outlook in Dar es Salaam and propel its social development and sustainable growth. We have trusted Metito, a world-leading provider, to develop the new WWTP in the Mbezi beach area and we are confident that the impact that will be created once the plant is operational is highly cost-effective and brings great value to the local community. ” Kiula Kingu the Acting CEO for Dar Es Salaam Water Supply and Sanitation Authority added

The project award was signed on the 22nd of March, and construction is expected to commence in April 2023, with the commissioning date set for October 2024.

[1] World Bank: Tanzania Economic Update: Universal Access to Water and Sanitation Could Transform Social and Economic Development