How can a wastewater plant sustainably expand to serve 8 million people?

Egypt’s Ministry of Environment, Cairo, Municipal Wastewater

Did you know: ANDRITZ provided nine 3 m belt presses and process expertise to upgrade and extend a massive wastewater treatment plant in Cairo, Egypt, making it the world’s third-largest MWW plant and the largest in Africa.

The world‘s fastest-growing city  demands a world-class wastewater treatment solution. For the Gabar Al Asfal facility, this means rapid  expansion to preserve water quality for more than eight million inhabitants in eastern Cairo. 


Expand one of the world’s largest MWW plants in a logistically challenging environment and ensure lowest possible cost of operation.

Our solution:

A line of nine 3.0 m PPS3000 belt presses for digested sludge dewatering.


A successful plant expansion meeting all throughput and dryness targets, resulting in a total wastewater treatment capacity of 2.5 million cubic meters per day, serving a population of 8 million people.

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