Austria’s Aqua Engineering has won a €9m ($12.9m) contract to design and build two water plants in Egypt.

The desalination plants will have a combined capacity of 2.2 million gallons a day (g/d).

Aqua will build them in the cities of Rafah and El-Zowayed on the Mediterranean coast.

The client is the National Organisation for Potable Water & Sanitary Drainage.

A team of Aqua and Tecton Engineering & Construction, a UAE contractor, has also won a $38m contract to build a 7-million-g/d reverse-osmosis plant at Al-Zawra in the emirate of Ajman.

Aqua’s share of the contract is $22m. The consortium should complete the project within two years (MEED 7:9:09).

Aqua is part of the Christ Water Technology Group.