Located in north-western Egypt, the recently constructed Bahr Al-Baqar Wastewater Treatment Plant is now the largest in Africa and one of the largest in the world. Aliaxis Spain provided invaluable technical support on the project, which ultimately led to Aliaxis piping, fitting and valve solutions being used extensively throughout the plant.
Our initial challenge was to convince the engineering firms running the project to opt for plastic instead of metal solutions. With their superior resistance to corrosion, longer lifespans and associated cost savings, we made a strong argument for plastic solutions. However, we didn’t just let our product portfolio speak for itself – we worked hand-in-hand with the customer to identify the best possible products for the plant and offered advice about which thermoplastic material could be used to safely conduct different types of fluids.
The Bahr Al-Baqar plant is now outfitted with more than 300 of our PVC-U, PP and PVDF valves, more than four kilometres of pipes, and some 7,600 fittings. Moreover, we worked with our counterparts in France and Italy to manufacture and assemble the solutions, and delivered in record time, which is always a plus in the eyes of the customer.
The water treated at the Bahr Al-Baqar Plant is used to safely irrigate some 140,000 hectares of farmland along Egypt’s Suez Canal. Moreover, this project is part of a larger initiative aimed at reclaiming and cultivating agricultural land while strengthening local economies and improving the standard of living for people in the region.
Supporting these types of initiatives with our products and expertise is something we can all be proud of.