Turn industrial and municipal wastewater into profit

Based on the current composition of the wastewater collected from over 250 companies in the industrial zone the plant is designed to be self-sufficient on its energy demand, but will also sell access power to the grid, a true example of turning the cost for wastewater into profit.

Egypt Port Said Project

The background

Nijhuis Industries will realize a turn-key wastewater treatment plant at the Port Said Industrial Zone in Egypt with a wastewater design capacity of 60.000 m3/day (equal to 4 million PE) and will be delivered in two phases.

Phase 1 will treat 35.000 m3/day and another 25.000 m3/day of industrial wastewater will be treated after the second phase, which is expected to be in operation in April 2019. The plant consists of Nijhuis proven technologies to meet the strict effluent requirements, and will also recover as much as possible biogas and energy from the effluent.

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  • Port Said 5253

Installation facts

Industry: Industrial Zone / Oil and Gas wastewater Location: Egypt, Port Said Industrial Zone Design flow: 60,000 m3/day

- Phase 1: 35,000 m3/day

- Phase 2: 25,000 m3/day

Scope of supply

  • Contract type: Design and Build
  • Added value services: Design, project management and engineering, manufacturing, delivery, installation, commissioning
  • Solution: filter, floccululation, flotation, aerobic treatment, anaerobic treatment (phase II), activated sludge concrete flotation units, sand filter (phase II), carbon filter (phase II), sludge management

The solution

Nijhuis will deliver one of the ten largest industrial wastewater treatment plants in the world in a record period of time.


Based on the current composition of the wastewater collected from over 250 companies in the industrial zone the plant is designed to be self-sufficient on its energy demand, but will also sell access power to the grid, a true example of turning the cost for wastewater into profit.

The plant consists of Nijhuis proven technologies for the physicalchemical, aerobic and anaerobic biological treatment, active sludge and tertiary treatment. The project marks the new policy of the Egyptian Government to work in public private partnership with industry together to provide a clean and safe environment for the people living in the area, avoid environmental pollution, save water and built resilience to the impact of climate change.

The fifteen- year BOT contract to operate this wastewater treatment facility is of very big importance to the client and builds on our reputation to deliver solutions for environmental challenges.

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Customer benefits

  1. Fast-track project realization of a complete and turn-key wastewater treatment plant.
  2. Designed to be self-sufficient on its energy demand (phase 2).
  3. Proven and robust WWTP technologies.
  4. Provide a clean and safe environment for the people living in the area and avoid environmental pollution.


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