A partnership between Fluence Corp Ltd's Egyptian joint venture The International Co for Water Services & Infrastructure (IWSI) and Hassan Allam EPC has been awarded a US$74 million EPC contract to design and construct a 40 000 m3/day seawater desalination plant.

The desalination plant will serve New Mansoura city, which is currently under construction along Egypt’s northern coast on the Mediterranean Sea.

Fluence will act as the technology provider, designing the process and supplying the pretreatment, reverse osmosis skids, post-treatment equipment and the start-up and commissioning of the plant for a total contract share of US$20 million.

The infrastructure is being designed and built for a future capacity expansion to 80 000 m3/day.

The plant is expected to be operational in 18 months.