ACCIONA Wins $40m Mains Water Supply Contract for New Cairo, Egypt
The CAPW (Construction Authority for Potable Water and Wastewater) of Egypt has awarded ACCIONA Agua - in a consortium with the International Consultants for Agency & Trade S.A.E (ICAT) Group - the contract for the Operation and Maintenance of the infrastructures that supply mains water to New Cairo.
Average annual revenues from the four-year contract amount to US $10 million, making the total associated revenues about US$40 million.
New Cairo is a new city built in 2000 as a satellite of Cairo around 30 kilometers east of Egypt's capital in what was previously complete desert. It is now home to international university campuses, and the city's estimated final population will be about three million.
The water infrastructures to be managed will capture water from the River Nile, transport it 40 kilometers, and then treat it in a Potable Water Plant with a daily capacity of 500,000 cubic meters (m3). The system consists of two 2.6-meter diameter pipes each that run for 42 kilometers, plus 3 pumping stations. The pipes can transport up to 1,000,000 m3 per day as far as the Potable Water Plant, and from there to the regulating reservoirs.
It is the fifth large-scale contract for ACCIONA Agua in the African continent in recent years, and the third in Egypt. The company was recently awarded a 120- million-euro contract for the extension of the wastewater treatment plant at Gabal Al Asfar, on the outskirts of Cairo, making it the biggest deal of its type in the African continent.
Other projects in Egypt are the wastewater treatment plant of Abnoub & el Fath (with a capacity of 80,000 m3 to cover the needs of around 750,000 people) and another at Kattaneya: 100,000 m3 for one million people.
ACCIONA Agua has also built 5 potable water stations - Almerya, Rod el Farag, Mostorod, North Helwan I and North Helwan II - with a total capacity of over 600,000 m3 for an estimated population of 6.1 million.
Last year the company won a tender for the construction of the potable water plant in Ntoum 7 (Libreville, Gabon) and at the end of 2012 another potable water plant at Oum Azza to improve water supplies to the coastal areas of Rabat-Casablanca.
The latter was carried out in a consortium with the Moroccan construction company EMT. In 2011 the company put a water desalination plant at Fouka (Algeria) into service. It produces 120,000 m3 of water a day and guarantees supplies to 500,000 people in the area of Zeralda and western Algiers.
Skanska secures $84m Portland Airport upgrade contract
Skanska's share of the contract amendment is worth US$84M, which will be included in the US order bookings for the second quarter.
The amendment includes work on the Terminal Core Expansion project, comprising structural, mechanical and electrical work and enclosure. Construction is underway and scheduled for completion by 2025.
With annual travelers expected to climb to 33 million by 2045, the Terminal Core Redevelopment project is a vital expansion that ensures PDX will be able to serve the community well into the future.
Hoffman will install a new 9-acre large-span roofing system over the entire terminal core complex, build a 150-foot multi-floor addition between Concourses C and D, and add new pre- and post-security concessions.
The renovated passenger entry terminal will double the size of the current ticketing and lobby area when it opens in 2025. It is also replacing 16 old passenger boarding bridges plus equipment throughout the PDX concourses. Gate count is critical for PDX operation, so the team must coordinate with each airline to replace one bridge at a time. In addition, Hoffman is rebuilding and enlarging Concourse B. The project is targeting LEED Gold.
Skanska USA recorded sales of SEK66 billion in 2020 and has about 7,600 employees in its operations.
In other recent developments:
- Skanska has sold an elderly care home in Sollentuna outside Stockholm, for about SEK280M, to Altura and lease agreements have previously been signed with Nytida and Vardaga.
- The group has also divested a residential project consisting of rental apartments, senior apartments and a home for people with special needs in Malmö, to Bantorget Hyresbostäder for SEK300M.
- Skanska has joined the climate initiative Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT) that gathers countries and leading companies committed to action to achieve the Paris Agreement.
- Skanska has, through Cementation Skanska, signed a contract with the Skanska Costain STRABAG joint venture for major piling works for the London Tunnels section on the HS2 high speed railway.