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Aqualia Adds to Scaling MENA Wastewater Position

03 September 2015
Research Note

On 30 August 2015, the Egyptian Urban Planning Ministry awarded Orasqualia, a consortium of FCC Aqualia, Orascom Construction, Veolia, and ICAT the Abu Rawash wastewater treatment project. The project will expand the existing wastewater treatment plant from 1.2 million m3/d to 1.6 million m3/d and upgrade the entire facility to secondary treatment. The contract includes a 20-year operations component and is valued at US$2.7 billion.

Orasqualia outbid three other consortia for the Abu Rawash project: Kharfi National, Metito/Hochtief/PWT, and Degremont/Arab Contractors. The expected Abu Rawash project win follows Orasqualia’s win of the 250,000 m3/d New Cairo wastewater treatment plant in 2010.


  • Aqualia gains momentum, expanding outside home market
  • Bolstered by an improving economy, Egypt embarks on extensive infrastructure upgrades
  • Regional demand drives mega-wastewater treatment plants, private financing

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