Egypt is planning to start a Solar Desalination project and once the plant is completed, it will be one of the largest such projects in the world. The companies involved in this are Scatec, Orascom Construction, and Metito Holdings Limited.
The total cost of the project will be around $1.5 billion with a $2.5 billion initiative for building more renewable energy by 2025. The consortium will also build 400 MWs of solar power plants. This plant will produce 1 million to 2 million cubic meters of water every day.
The country’s main source of fresh water is the Nile River. Egypt needs around 114 billion cubic meters of water for its population but it can only generate half of the required amount. Instead of producing food, it exports food for saving water.
The country wants to generate 20% of its electricity from renewable energy with the help of this solar plant.
Metito has incorporated 60 years ago and now it has become one of the leading and most dynamic global providers of water and wastewater treatment solutions.