Metito builds desalination plant for Port Ghalib Resort

Published October 21st, 2002 - 02:00 GMT

International water and waste water treatment firm Metito has installed a sea water desalination plant that will eventually supply over five million gallons of clean water a day to the new Port Ghalib Resort in Marsa-Alam on the Southern Red Sea coast in Egypt. 


The first phase of the project has now been completed and has a design capacity to provide up to 3,000 cubic meters of water per day. When the final phase of the plant is completed it will generate six times as much water. 


The scope of work for Metito in this project included the complete design, engineering, manufacture, inspection, testing and supply, installation, commissioning, start-up and performance and reliability tests for the seawater desalination plant. 


The company delivered the project on behalf of Emak for Utilities and Services, a subsidiary of the MA Kharafi Group, and under the requirements laid down by Emak and the overall project manager, Bechtel. 


Port Ghalib is an integrated resort development that when completed will cover an 18 kilometer strip of beachfront on the Southern Red Sea coast of Egypt, approximately three hours driving time south of the existing resort town of Hurghada. 


The resort's isolated location meant it was necessary to create a total infrastructure to supply water, power and water treatment needs for the area. One of the major plant utility design and construction contracts was subsequently awarded to Metito for the water desalination plant that uses reverse osmosis technology to desalt seawater. 


The Port Ghalib resort development comprises three integrated hotels: The Citadel Resort and Spa, the Caravans Hotel and Desert Village and the Coral Beach Diving Resort, all managed by Sun International. The new water treatment plant will supply all the requirements of these hotels and the 1,050-berth marina that complements the development. 


Metito operates its European, Asian and African operations from its headquarters in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and has a factory and laboratory facility in the Hamriya Free Zone. Metito is an international company that was founded in 1958 by Farouk Ghandour, its present Chairman, and has project management capabilities to undertake similar and much larger projects worldwide. — ( 

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