In Egypt, the largest wastewater treatment plant in Africa, Bahr Al-Baqar, is being built. Due to drought and rapid population growth, there is an urgent need to treat agricultural wastewater and recycle the clean water obtained. In this article, you will learn what equipment from Leister was used in this civil engineering project.
Because the tubes were laid on a very loose clay soil that is subject to considerable settlement, they had to be specially welded. Therefore, in addition to the traditional electrofusion welding method, they were also welded from inside and outside with Leister extruders.
Roland Beeler, Head of the Plastic Fabrication, Roofing & Flooring Business Lines, trained the welders at Krah Misr in 2018 during a 3-day training course. This class covered extrusion welding thermoplastics with Leister extruders in great detail. Since then, both the technical know-how of the team and the quality of the welding work have continuously improved. The product portfolio has also been expanded over the years with additional Leister equipment and matching accessories.
Rachid Benlakhouy, Sales Manager for Africa, France and UK at Leister Technologies AG in Switzerland, says: „From the first day we understood how important the Egyptian market was for Leister. This country has always provided large and challenging infrastructure projects. That's why we needed to have a strong presence with a strong partner to offer our Swiss-made plastic welding equipment along with excellent services and support.“