The System That Carries Water From Bahr Al-Baqar Drain
To The Treatment Plant
East Of The Suez Canal
Owner: Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation.
Consultant: ENOIA Utilities Consulting Engineers & ACE Moharram-Bakhoum.
It is considered one of the most important projects that aim to develop the Sinai Peninsula to leverage its natural resources. The project will contribute to the reclamation of 400,000 feddans by recycling and using agricultural, industrial, and sewage wastewater, which will be diverted from the western to the eastern bank under the Suez Canal. Upon treatment, all water will be dispensed in Sheikh Jaber’s Canal.
Agricultural and industrial wastewater and sewage are collected from three drains, the largest of which is Bahr El Baqar Drain 106 km, which flows into Manzala Lake. Therefore, this water is considered a source of pollution because of its negative environmental impacts on human health and fisheries.
New Bahr EL Baqer Darin shall be constructed with all control irrigation structures to pass the water through EL SALAM Syphon to reach one of the world's largest water treatment plants.
Our Scope of Work:
Construction of Three Waste Water Canal Regulating Penstock stations; their main purpose is to regulate and control the flow of water ingress (5 Million m3/day ) to the giant wastewater treatment plant located East of the Suez Canal. The scope was designed and built (Turnkey), and the challenge was that required double penstocks were advanced and had never been constructed in Egypt before. They could fully close the Drain in 18 minutes rather than 1 hour of the conventional penstocks.
A Cross Regulator Penstock station is constructed on the Old Drain at Quantum 27: The work includes making a diversion to the old drain’s path, driving sheet piles to support the sides of excavation for foundation construction, carrying out concrete piles of 80 cm in diameter by rotary drilling with a length of 4,000 m foundations, abutments, and wing walls, Deck slab reinforced concrete With a quantity of about 7,500 m3, the regulator is divided into seven vents 4 m width and equipped with double vertical steel gates They operate automatically and manually with the necessary cranes for maintenance.
The Intake Regulator Penstock station was constructed at 17.55 m. The work includes the implementation of concrete piles 80 cm in diameter by rotary drilling of a length of about 2,800 m abutments and wing walls. Deck slab reinforced concrete with an amount of 3500 m3, and the regulator is divided into four vents 4 m wide and is equipped with double vertical steel gates. They operate automatically and manually, with the necessary cranes for maintenance.
The Cross Regulator Penstock station is constructed with a weir at the New Drain, 6,500 m3. The work includes the implementation of concrete piles with a diameter of 80 cm by rotary drilling of a length of about 4,000 m, abutments, and wing walls. Deck slab reinforced concrete with an amount of about 6,200 m3 and the work of the weirs to reduce the level of the drain bottom from -4.0 m to -7.5 m. the regulator is divided into five vents 4 m wide. It is equipped with double vertical steel gates. They operate automatically and manually, with the necessary cranes for maintenance.
Project Duration: Jan. 2020 - Jan. 2021.
Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation.