Egypt’s Hassan Allam Construction (HAC) has won a contract to construct a 250,000 cubic meters per day (cm/d) waste treatment plant in the New Administrative Capital, Invest-Gate reports.

HAC was awarded the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contract by the Ministry of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Development following a competitive bidding process as a “testament of HAC’s leadership in the field of complex and large-scale infrastructure projects,” according to a company statement.

This is the second utilities contract awarded to the contractor this year; HAC, in a joint venture with UAE-based water management solutions provider Metito, was awarded in April a contract to build a prime water treatment plant and associated infrastructure at Mahsama in the Sinai Peninsula.

The plant will have a capacity of 1 mn cm/d, and is being constructed to supply irrigation water to agricultural lands in the Sinai Peninsula, east of Suez.

Drain water from Mahsama will be transferred to the planned treatment plant through two major tunnels, each 420 meters long, crossing the new Suez Canal.