Desalination of Red Sea water
using Reverse Osmosis process in natural protected and Touristic
areas considering especially the feed and discharge of the
For many years, the water supply
at Red Sea for Domestic & Touristic purpose has depended upon
supply by trucks from wells far away.
The need to meet water demand
minimums consumption of energy has lod the installation of Reverse
Osmosis System. A peripheral, but nevertheless significant aspect
concerning the environment.
It was necessary to take into
consideration the feed and the discharge of the reject brine in a
manner that did not upset environment. South Sinai Water Company
Desalination is the first large Sea water desalination plant at
Sinai using the Reverse Osmosis process. The plant has been built
at Naama Bay with capacity of 3.000 m3/day extended to 7.000
The plant is located almost 1km
from the sea in a touristic area. The plant was started upon 15
South Sinai Water Company has selected
the different way to keep Naama bay as clean as possible by dealing with
domestic sewage with the next up to date technology. This project started
on April 1996 and fully operational realty by March 1997
SSWC has already expanded their facility
to produce 6000m3 potable water per day and will be up to 7000m3 as of
The water treatment plant will be
sufficient to fulfill the capacity needed in the present and near future
of the area.
The plant is located approximately 10 km
from Naama Bay fully integrated with Staff Building Maintenance
Ware-Houses, Computer Data Base, Filling Stations etc. to complete and
satisfy the necessary needs of the plant.