Hassan Allam Holding’s (HAH) Al-Mahsama Irrigation Drain Water Treatment Plant in Sinai was named the “Infrastructure Project of the Year” at Dubai’s 2019 Construction Innovation Awards, which recognizes the achievements of the region’s construction professionals, Invest-Gate reports.

With a production capacity of 1 mn cubic meters of water per day, HAH’s megaproject is hailed for its transformative capacity on the remote and largely unpopulated Red Sea resort destination, using treated wastewater from Al-Temsah Lake, according to the press release released on October 17.

The plant secures irrigation water for 50,000 acres of remote, dry land in northern and central Sinai, paving the way for the development of the Sinai Peninsula, the statement noted.

Coming ahead of the Building Innovation Awards on October 23, this year’s Construction Innovation Awards, presented by du, while being sponsored by Savills and others, saw more than 200 nominations submitted and over 30 winners, strengthening the latter’s position in the MENA region.

HAH is deemed the world leader in the design and construction of large scale, extended aeration process water-treatment systems, having developed over 120 projects in 25 countries worldwide. Last June, the Egypt-based firm obtained a majority stake in German Bioworks AG, a global player in water and wastewater technology, representing a major extension to the former’s offerings and a pivotal expansion into the GCC, US, China, Africa, Russia, and CIS countries.