Nijhuis awarded supply of one of the largest industrial wastewater treatment plants in the world

Green Valley Oil Services (GVOS) awarded Nijhuis Industries the order to deliver a turnkey wastewater treatment plant for the South Port Said Industrial Zone (SPIZ) in Port Said, Egypt. The plant will have a capacity of 60,000m³ a day, and will be delivered in two phases. Phase 1 will treat 35,000m³ a day, while another 25,000m³ of industrial wastewater a day will be treated after the second phase, which is expected to be in operation in April 2019. 

The plant consists of Nijhuis proven technologies for the physical-chemical, aerobic, and anaerobic biological treatment, active sludge and tertiary treatment, to meet the strict effluent requirements, and will also recover as much biogas and energy from the effluent as possible. Based on the current composition of the wastewater collected from over 250 companies in the Port Said Industrial Zone, the plant is designed to be self-sufficient on its energy demand, and will also sell access power to the grid, turning the cost for wastewater into profit.

“After successfully cooperating with Nijhuis Industries on some of our existing wastewater treatment facilities in Egypt, we approached them because of their extensive experience in difficult-to-treat industrial wastewater, their flexibility, and focus on project delivery, operations and maintenance, and customer satisfaction,” Mr Ahmed Ramadan, Chairman and CEO of the GVOS Group, explained. “This project marks the new policy of the Egyptian Government to work in public private partnership together with industry to provide a clean and safe environment for the people living in Port Said, the Suez Channel, and Mediterranean Sea, to avoid environmental pollution, conserve water, and build resilience against the impact of climate change. The fifteen-year BOT contract to operate this wastewater treatment facility is of very big importance to the GVOS Group and builds on our reputation to deliver solutions for environmental challenges.”

“For Nijhuis, this is the largest order since the company was founded in 1904, integrating almost all Nijhuis technologies into the most state-of-the-art wastewater treatment facility in Egypt, the Middle East and Africa region with a capacity comparable to treat wastewater that is equivalent of a population of four million. Furthermore, it also supports our successful waste-to-value strategy offering turnkey solutions to address the ever-growing demand for larger and more complicated wastewater treatment in emerging countries like Egypt,” Mr Menno Holterman, CEO of Nijhuis Industries, added. “Besides being awarded this prestigious first project, the exclusive partnership between Nijhuis Industries and GVOS combines the strength of both companies to offer BOT solutions to industrial zones, as well as oil and gas operations in Egypt, Middle East and Africa in the years to come. Together, we will first however focus on delivering one of the ten largest industrial wastewater treatment plants in the world in a record period of time.”