Eaton wins power distribution contract for waste water treatment plant in Gaza, Palestine

Power Management Company Eaton, along with key local partner in Jordan SAM Engineering, has been awarded a contract to provide complete power distribution & industrial control solutions for the Khan Younis Waste Water Treatment Plant in Gaza, Palestine.

The construction of the Khan Younis Waste Water Treatment Plant, through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), aims to provide more than 9 million cubic metres of treated wastewater which will be recharged annually into a local purifier, providing the residents of Khan Younis access to cleaner water for agriculture purposes.

Working alongside key partners Metito (Overseas) LTD and ARTELIA / Universal Group for Consulting & Engineering, SAM Engineering an Eaton authorised panel builder in Jordan, Eaton will be providing complete xEnergy LV Systems, Power Distribution Components and Industrial Control solutions for the treatment plant in Gaza.

Ashraf Yehia, managing director, Eaton Middle East, said: “This is a very important project that has been established in Gaza which gives will provide adequate and clean water. We are pleased that our solutions, which provide energy efficiency and help customers effectively manage electrical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably, are being used for such an important project in Gaza.”

Roberto Valent, UNDP Special Representative of the Administrator said: “Access to clean water is a fundamental human right. Yet, many people in Gaza face acute water shortages on a daily basis. At present, more than 97 per cent of Gaza’s water does not meet WHO quality standards as a result of sewage infiltration into the sole fresh water source in Gaza. UNDP, along with its partners the Government of Japan, and the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development through the Islamic Development Bank, have fully embraced and supported this project, recognising its impact that will go beyond serving and improving the lives of over 360,000 people in Gaza and generating around 40,000 working days for unemployed Palestinians.

“Eaton is an industry leader in product solutions with safety-conscious design and installation that comply with the latest industry codes and standards. Low-voltage power distribution systems are fundamental for such an expansive development and will improve reliability, increase efficiency and enhance safety while our low-voltage electrical equipment will distribute, monitor and manage power throughout the waste water treatment plant. This contract further solidifies Eaton’s position as a provider of world-class products to major complexes across the region.”