Suez Cement reports impact of wastewater flood

Suez Cement reports impact of wastewater flood
15 March 2019

Suez Cement has announced that its Kattameya plant has been seriously affected by the collapse of a soil barrier around one of the wastewater ponds of a treatment station that serves New Cairo. The incident resulted in the flooding of 1.5Mm3 of treated wastewater, which has damaged part of the plant's limestone belt by removing it from its base. Furthermore, power cables were cut, light posts damaged and an asphalt road was demolished as it sank in the water.

In a statement to the Egyptian Stock Exchange, the company reported that no workers were present in the location at the time. After a preliminary estimate, materials losses are said to be around EGP10m (US$574,761).

The wastewater treatment plant initially built the soil barriers after Suez Cement made several risk assessments regarding the issue.  

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