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Giant leap for Egypt: New wastewater plant sets four Guinness World Records

Egypt’s New Delta Agriculture Wastewater Treatment, Recycling and Reuse Plant, the world’s largest of its type, has broken more records.

The plant, developed by a joint venture of Metito, Orascom Construction, The Arab Contractors, and Hassan Allam Construction, under the mandate of the Ministry of Defense, Armed Forces Engineering Authority Water Department, has made history by achieving four prestigious Guinness World Records (GWR) titles.

The records are as follows:

  • Largest water treatment facility: Spanning a massive size of 320,600 square meters.
  • Largest water treatment plant: Having a capacity of 86.8 m3 per second.
  • Largest epoxy coating in a building: Covering an expansive area of 520,339 square meters.
  • Largest sludge treatment plant: Showcasing a substantial capacity of 670.01 kilograms per second.

The plant also aims to eliminate pollution from Marriout Lake and the Mediterranean Sea coast in Alexandria, while also contributing to alleviating climate change in the region.

The New Delta Wastewater Treatment Plant is located in the El Hammam area on the North Coast of Egypt. The treated water is utilized for irrigation, industrial purposes, and to replenish groundwater reserves.


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