Sulzer’s pumps and agitators are supporting a water treatment plant for the El Temseh Lake to irrigate 70,000 acres of agricultural land in region as well as reverse the lake’s declining ecology.
Representing an investment of approximately US$100 million, the water treatment facility for the El Temsah Lake treats up to 1 million cubic meters of agricultural wastewater per day. The plant provides clean water to irrigate 70,000 acres of nearby agricultural land.
Sulzer was selected to supply a range of pumps and agitators that are designed to meet the requirements of the agricultural wastewater treatment process. The company delivered a efficient process, allowing the plant to achieve low operating costs with a minimal environmental footprint. Sulzer’s pumps and agitators are fitted with high-efficiency motors to achieve energy savings, reliability, and a long service life, helping the plant to meet its efficiency and sustainability goals.
The plant aims to ease pressure on the River Nile’s strained resources, in a country that sees almost no rainfall for large parts of the year. It also contributes to the ecological restoration of the lake, which had suffered from growing urbanisation in the region and decades of run-off from surrounding farms.
Frederic Lalanne, president of Sulzer’s pumps equipment division, commented: “Securing, treating, and delivering clean water are global challenges that need to be overcome, and we are positioned to help achieve these goals with our customised solutions. This project will sustainably transform El Temsak Lake, saving this essential water source for generations to come and securing much-needed clean water for agriculture.”