Washington Group International has been awarded a $43 million contract to construct a wastewater collection and treatment system in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor.
The project will be completed by a Washington Group-sponsored and -led joint venture.
The contract was awarded by the Egyptian National Organization for Potable Water and Sanitary Drainage (NOPWASD) and is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
"Washington Group is gratified to add yet another project to the list of water-resources facilities we have constructed in Egypt during the past ten years," said Stephen G. Hanks, company president. "We are proud to work with USAID to help improve the quality of life for citizens across this proud and historic country."
Roger J. Ludlam, president and chief executive officer of Washington Group's Infrastructure & Mining unit, said the company completed wastewater treatment plants in the 1990s in the cities of Ismailia and Port Said, and presently is constructing a wastewater collection and treatment system for three small cities near Aswan.
The Luxor project has three major aspects -- construction of 47 kilometers of sewer and force main lines, construction of two pumping stations, and construction of wastewater stabilization ponds and related facilities. Other features include 4,600 house-connection chambers and 1,500 reinforced-concrete manholes. The project will serve the City of Luxor, a city with a population of approximately 350,000 residents.
Work on the project will begin immediately and will take 29 months to complete.