What makes us the premier design firm in the MENA region and Sub-Saharan Africa?
The answer comes in one all-encompassing word: Versatility.
Versatility is what allows us to meet the requirements of diverse projects and respond to the needs of different individuals. Versatility is what allows us to innovate and adapt wherever we are in the world. Versatility is also how we always manage to reconcile cost-effectiveness with great quality.
Our extensive range of engineering and design services plays a great role in enhancing this versatility as well:
ECG’s engineering services cover MEP, infrastructure, transportation and process engineering, in conjunction with a range of supplementary engineering services. These include civil and environmental engineering, together with fire protection, lighting, communications, security, and building management systems.
Our design services, on the other hand, cover Front-End Engineering & Design (FEED), Conceptual Design, Preliminary Design, Basis of Design Reports (BODRs), Schematic Design, Design Development, Detailed Design, Design Optimization, Construction Documents, Value Engineering and Computer Simulations.see projects related
We will admit we are perfectionists. When it comes to architectural design, we want to be innovative, functional, beautiful, environmentally friendly, and above all we want to leave a legacy for the generations to come. We also want to bring all that to every possible structure. Whether it be a bridge or a highway, an exterior or an interior, we want it to shine.
Although this perfectionism keeps us up all night, it also pays off. We are very proud of our contributions to some of the most prestigious projects in the region: From landmark high-rises and mega residential compounds, to business parks and LEED compliant buildings, and from acoustics and vertical transportation to conveyor systems and much more.see projects related
Faisal Islamic Bank of Egypt
The project falls within the Business & Financial District, over an overall plot area of approx. 7,050 m2, a footprint of approx. 3,292 m2, and a built-up area of 22,247 m2.
The bank building comprises a ground floor, seven typical floors, and two basement levels dedicated to parking space accommodating 164 cars. The design layout is divided as follows:
Banking transactions concourse over 1,028 m2, consisting of the following components:
- Public entrance including an ATM Center
- Main public hall including customer-service counters
- Bank Database
- Branch Services, including male and female lavatories…etc.
The building also comprises open administrative and office space for the bank branch, totaling an area of 14,650 m2, including 6,920 m2 of net office space, services area over 7,730 m2, and investment office space (leasable) over a total area of 6,660 m2, including 4,337 m2 of net office space, and services over approx. 2323 m2.see projects related
Al-Sadat City Industrial Zone
On an area of 1,338,000 m2, Al-Sadat City Industrial Zone is an integrated project comprising an administrative building (1,000 m2); technical education center (2,400 m2); child care center (200 m2); sales, marketing, and advertising center (1,200 m2); and main gates and security building (50 m2).
The project includes, a wastewater treatment plant with a capacity of 500 m3/d and a firefighting water tank (2,000 m3). Infrastructure networks include internal roads, water & firefighting, irrigation, sewage and storm drainage, as well as power and telecommunication networks.see projects related
Irrigation & Potable Water Lines for the New Capital
The project aims to convey potable water to the New Capital. The project is executed over three parts:
First Part: Construction of Water Line
From the storage tanks lift station to the strategic reservoir lift station as follows:
- A force main from the ground reservoir pump station to the strategic reservoir pump station with a length of approx. 16 km and a diameter of 1000 mm.
- Pump station building with required pump head (16 bar) along with ancillary buildings and necessary units.
- Strategic water reservoirs (total capacity: 100,000 m3) at the end of the pipeline at the New Capital services zone.
From the strategic, water-reservoir pump station to Project 110
- A force main from the strategic water reservoir pump Station to the Project 110 supply point (length: approx. 3.6 km, diameter: 400 mm) to convey water quantities necessary for construction activities (approx. 15,000 m3/day).
- Pump station units in the strategic pump station for pumping required discharge flows to Project 110, along with associated electromechanical works.
Second Part: Potable Water from New Cairo Water Plant
Aiming to transfer potable water from New Cairo Water Plant to the Valleys Area in the New Capital and Project 110.
This part consists of two pipelines with a diameter of 1,000 mm for each, conveying 250,000 m3/day, and is divided into two groups:
- The first group consists of two pipelines with a pipe diameter of 1,000 mm each, and a length of approx. 22 km each with a capacity of 125,000 m3/day. The water is pumped into this line through a lifting station constructed at New Cairo Water Station and up to the site of the Strategic Reservoir Pumping Station with a capacity of 100,000 m3.
- The second group consists of one pipeline with diameters of 1,000 mm and lengths of approx. 11 km each with a capacity of 125,000 m3/day. The water is pumped in that line through a lift station constructed at New Cairo Water Station and up to the proposed site for the receiving of water reservoirs with a capacity of 125,000 m3.
Third Part: Completing Irrigation Lines’ Works
This project comprises the following:
- A 1000 mm-diameter forcemain with a length of approx. 20 km.
- Developing the pump stations’ electromechanical works with ancillary buildings and necessary support units, namely the diesel, panels, and fuel deport buildings.
- A water reservoir for receiving irrigation water (total capacity: 27,000 m3).
Al-Kattameya Mall project is located on the Cairo–Al-Ain Al-Sokhna Road, on a land area of 100 feddans, with a total built-up area of about 420,000 m2.
Stretching over a land area of 280,000 m2, the project’s first phase comprises: a mall building with a built-up area of 70,667 m2 and a footprint of 70,667 m2; utility building with a built-up area of 2015 m2 and a footprint of 2015 m2; and ancillary buildings, based on an adaptation of the final package of the Mohammed bin Zayed Mall to be adapted for B01 – Mall. As for the ancillary building, the scope is considered to be shell-and-core.
Girls’ Campus of the Islamic University in Niger
The Girls’ Campus of the Islamic University in Niger stretches over a total area of approximately 117,000 m2 in Niamey, the Capital City of Niger. With a total built-up area of about 65,000 m2, the campus includes seven zones comprising a range of academic and non-academic buildings.
Zone 1: Administration & Ceremony Buildings
- University Administration & Student Affairs Building
- Research & Conference Center
Zone 2: Academic Buildings
- Faculty of Medical Science
- Faculty of Administration & Computer Science
- Faculty of Education
- Faculty of Arabic Language
- Faculty of Sharia & Islamic Law
- Faculty Members’ Social Club
Zone 3: Faculty Members’ Housing
- Two apartment blocks
- University President’s House
Zone 4: Recreation & Assembly Facilities
- Central Library, Students’ Social Club & Shared Lecture Hall
- Campus Restaurant
- Campus Mosque
- Sports facilities
Zone 5: Student Dormitories
- Six dormitories (198 student per dormitory)
Zone 6: Investment Returns Zone
- Commercial Building
- Grand Mosque
Zone 7: Campus Services
- Parents’ Meeting Hall & Medical Clinic
- Training Workshops
- Central Stores
- Workers’ Accommodation
- Utility buildings
SEEN Hotel & Residences
The SEEN Hotel & Residences is designed in such a way as to reinvent the concept of economic hospitality in Dakar. The hotel is located over a plot area of 430 m2 at the Intersection of De Thann Street and Caille Street in Dakar.
With a gross floor area estimated at 4,200 m2, the hotel consists of a two-level parking basement (16 car bays) overtopped by a ground floor, a mezzanine, and seven upper floors.
The hotel includes 44 keys as follows:
- 14 studio suites (36 m2 each)
- 23 one-bedroom apartments (54 m2 each)
- 7 two-bedroom apartments (72 m2 each)
Other amenities and services include a lobby, restaurant/bar, business corner, fitness center, and back of house, as well as external parking spaces.see projects related
Marassi Greek Village
Located at the southwestern corner of Marassi Resort on the North Coast of Egypt, the Greek Village stretches over a total land area of 295,686 m2. The village partially overlooks the Marassi course golf. It is bounded by Alexandria-Matrouh Coastal Road to the south, and by Marassi Ring Road to the northeast.
The Greek Village comprises residential buildings, leisure hubs, and retail units, all reflecting the vernacular of the Greek island of Santorini:
- Residential Buildings (total built-up area of 200,000 m2):
– 90 Townhouses (total built-up area of 90,000 m2 and a total
of 360 keys): each townhouse consists of two floors and a
roof, as well as a private yard spanning two sides and a
parking area with a capacity of two cars per key.
– 1,341 Apartments (total built-up area of 108,556m2): each
apartment building has views of either the sea or the golf
course. The apartments are classified into six types as
– 493 studios (65 m2 each)
– 447 one-bedroom units (85 m2 each)
– 362 two-bedroom units (105 m2 each)
– 39 three-bedroom units (140 m2 each)
- Leisure Hubs: two community hubs, each with a built-up area of 1,625 m2.
- Retails Units (total built-up area of 1,400 m2): the units are mostly included in a retail bay whose average width is 8 meters. Other units occupy the ground floors of selected residential buildings. Units include F&B outlets and coffee shops (each with an outdoor sitting area), alongside other types of retail shops.
Edita New Premises
To increase its production capacity, Edita Food Industries Company decided to relocate its logistic hub to Sheikh Zayed City. The project site is served by a road network encompassing parking area accommodating 112 spaces for distribution vehicles, 95 spaces for passenger cars and
10 spaces for trucks at the loading dock.
The project is air-conditioned through a central Chilled Water Plant and it is electrically and structurally ready to receive chillers for future requirements.
The project land is 4.00m below the street level, the distribution trucks and vehicles use two huge ramps with width of 10.00m to reach the logistic hub using adequate internal roads. Private cars and passengers use a bridge to reach the main entrance of the Office building at both the ground floor and the basement as well as the indoor parking of the Office Building.
Over a land area of about 20,770m2, the project comprises 4 buildings:
Headquarters Office Building: with a footprint of about 2,400m2, the building includes all employee and top management offices. It is composed of basement, ground and three typical floors. The building design is based on a dividable open space-planning concept to suit office space requirements. The central area encompasses main staircase, toilets, janitors’ closet and other services. Natural lighting passes through the wide double glass windows.
Logistic Hub: with a footprint area of 2,730m2, the building comprises a ground floor and three typical
floors. The design is based on an open space theme to suit storing requirements and maximum capacity with the most flexible maneuvering. The building is designed to store all kinds of Edita products using special racks facilitating the in-out process of all products at any time.
Services Building: with a footprint of about 1,050m2, the building comprises a ground floor and two typical floors. It includes vehicles’ workshops to provide maintenance services for the company vehicles and spare parts storages. The building also includes cafeteria, praying area, distributors’ offices, workers’ lockers, etc. Power Station Building.
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Alexandria Wastewater Program (Phase II)
Scope of Work
ECG scope, with others, included providing construction management services for Alexandria Wastewater Program (Phase II). This included the administration of Host Country Construction Contracts awarded for the construction of wastewater treatment facilities, pumping stations and support facilities. The intent was to award Design/Build Contracts for the subject facilities in accordance with the USAID regulations for Two-Stage Bidding procedure.
The construction management services comprised the following tasks:
- Review of environmental assessments.
- Review of soil investigation.
- Surveying sites for facilities and/or pipeline routes.
- Prequalification of Design/Build contractors.
- Review of Bases of Design Reports for the subject facilities. Review of criteria for a comprehensive Quality Control Program for Design/ Build contracts.
- Review of the necessary Invitations for Tenders (IFT).
- Review of cost estimates.
- Evaluation of technical and commercial tenders.
- Monitoring of all construction activities.
- Staff Training on maintenance of facilities.
- Provision of claims handling and arbitration assistance as required.
- Providing the primary survey control for the Construction Contractor.
- Providing related complementary support activities to the Alexandria General Organization for Sanitary Drainage (AGOSD) in the following categories: administration, engineering, design, inspection, maintenance and procurement.
- Overall direction and management of the project.
This program aimed at expanding the treatment capacities of Alexandria’s East and West Wastewater Treatment Plants, increasing the capacities of six pumping stations, and constructing support facilities. The program was funded in part by a grant from the United States Agency for International Development USAID.
The improvements included:
- Expansion of the treatment capacity and other improvements to the six major pump stations, namely: Ras ElSoda, Maamoura, Sporting, Smouha, Sidi Bishr and East Zone.
- Expansion of the east primary treatment plant from a capacity of 410,000 m3 / day to 607,000 m3 / day, and expansion of the west primary treatment plant from a capacity of 186,000 m3 / day to 460,000 m3 / day.
- Expansion of the sludge dewatering and disposal facilities to accept the sludge from the expanded treatment plants, and facilities at the mechanical dewatering facilities to improve odor control.
- Provision of additional support facilities, including a training/service center, workshops, a garage, storage areas, and other ancillary buildings and equipment.
Master Plan for Potable Water of Qalyoubia Governorate
Stage (1): evaluation and data collection, Geotechnical Information System (GIS), topographic survey, and geotechnical investigations, water quality analysis, flow measurement, review of data and previous plans, civilization and population studies, existing and future water consumption studies, and maximum flow rate specification.
Stage (2): analysis, studies, issuance of final report including bases of design.
Stage (3): feasibility studies, conceptual designs for water supply systems, and preparation of tender documents using design and build scheme which comprised technical specifications, bill of quantities, drawings, estimate for each tender and construction schedule for high priority projects.
Stage (4): preparation of Master Plan final report.
The preparation of Qalyoubia Water Master Plan involved 4 stages. In stage one, a primary report was developed to review the current conditions of existing facilities. Those comprised 57 major surface water treatment plants, 126 water wells, 9 major pump stations, 126 water reservoirs
(elevated tanks), 3,500 km of pipeline networks involving pipes with diameters ranging from 200 mm to 1,000 mm.
Stage two included preparation of a final report comprising social, demographic and water demand studies, review and completion of hydraulic studies for the water distribution system, and preparation of alternatives with respect to service improvements implemented every 5 years.
Identification of high-priority projects to be implemented in the first five years was undertaken in stage 3, whereas stage 4 involved the development of a Master Plan for the period 2037-2007, in addition to the preparation of viable alternatives and annual construction cost projections.
Extending over a total plot area of 131,400 m2, AlHofuf Mall is one of the largest shopping/retail centres located in AlHofuf city, Saudi Arabia.
The project covers a built-up area of 67,400 m2 and integrates 230 in-line retail units, a hypermarket, an entertainment area, a food court, and an external car park accommodating 1,570 vehicles.
Palestine Street Mall
Occuping a total area of 91,300 m2 and with a total builtup area of 98,200 m2, Palestine Street mall comprises a ground floor (37,900 m2), a mezzanine (5,400 m2), a first floor (49,500 m2), a second floor (5,400 m2), and a parking
lot with 1,600 slots.
Medicated Food Plant
With a total built-up area of 6,360 m2, the project comprises the construction of a new medicated food plant over a land area of 15,000 m2. The project consists of production and administration building, services building, gate, fences, roads and landscape.
The production and administration building comprises production areas, raw material storage, finished products storage, laboratories, administrative offices and workers’ facilities (cafeteria, clinic, showers and toilets, male and female locker rooms and praying area).
The services building encompass production support facilities including boilers, generator, transformer, workshops, spare parts store….etc.see projects related
South Annajma Export Pipeline System
Star Oil Operating company is a newly formed petroleum company to carry out the development of block 17, which covers an area of 22,185 m2 in south Kordofan. The development’s objective was to transport 60,000 BOPD of crude oil, that is coming from the early production facility “EPF” at Annajma area to the Central Processing Facility “CPF” at Fula area. To meet this target, 43km – 12’’ underground pipeline was constructed to transfer 10,000 Barrels of Petrol per Day (BOPD), in its first stage to be increased gradually to 60,000 BOPD.
Star Oil awarded the EPCC project to “Petroneeds Services International”, which entrusted ECG with the services of design, detailed engineering and procurement documentation. The project comprised head pump station at Annajma area; two metering skids, one on each end of the pipeline; pigging facilities at both ends of the pipeline; emergency power generation; all related facilities for safe operation and control of the pipeline; service road of approximately 4.8 km including a seasonal river crossing, in addition to tie-in with Petro- Energy CPF at Fula.
Project design services included process and pipeline dynamic simulation, Piping and Instrumentation Diagram (P & ID), Piping Flow Diagram (PFD), Utility Flow Diagram (UFD), safeguarding philosophy; pump station design (plot plan, equipment layout, pipe supports and general arrangements); pipeline design (alignment sheets, crossing details, etc), Instrumentation & Control (I & C); stress analysis; cathodic protection; electrical (power, lighting, earthing); and HAZOP study.
Also, a fibre optic cable was designed to be routed along the side of the pipeline for the transfer of control data.see projects related
South Annajma Early Production Facility
Star Oil Operating Company started processing early crude oil production facility of about 10,000 BOPD from five targeted wells in the recent remarkable discoveries in South Annajma area. This phase was executed on a fast-track mode with an overall duration of 7 months. The project comprised field surface facilities and operation base camp. South Annajma Oil Field is located in the north-east of Keyi Oil Field, approximately 22 km away from Keyi Field Production Facilities (FPF).
The mission of this project was to transfer the crude oil from five wellheads within South Annajma Oil Field to an Early Production Facility (EPF) for removal of bulk water as well as further treatment to meet export specifications of maximum 0.5% BS&W and then export 10,000 BOPD approximately via 43 km export pipeline to the existing light crude shipping tanks at Fula CPF of Petro-Energy Operating Company (Block 6). The combined oil sales of (Star Oil Company and Petro-Energy L/C) is transferred via the Light Crude pipeline connected to the GNPOC pipeline.
South Annajma FSFs comprises Oil wellhead facilities for the 5 wellheads covering piping assembly, sand traps, pig launchers, chemical injection system, on-site electrical work including: outdoor lighting and electrical heat tracing for above-ground piping, earthing, cathodic protection and all the tie-in works to electrical substation (supplied and installed by others), instrumentation and telecommunication system inclusive of fiber optic cables connecting wellheads to the main plant control room, related civil works. FSF works also included 5 flow lines of 6” diameter, insulated and underground of total length of around 8 km.
The operation base camp comprises fully furnished accommodation rooms for 60 persons; fully furnished administration offices; fully furnished Mosque and ablution area for 100 persons; fully equipped and furnished laundry building; fully equipped and furnished Restaurant Building including kitchen & dining for 100 persons; equipped internal recreational building & outdoor Futsal ground; clinic; potable and utility water supply system; electrical substation; emergency generator; concrete walkways; satellite TV system; computer system with Local Area Network system (LAN); Safety and Information sign boards; fire alarm and fire protection systems; internal gravel and concrete road; perimeter and area lighting; car parking area; fuel station; workshop; warehouse; perimeter fence including main and emergency gates; observation towers; guard room and general material stockyard.
The Operation Base Camp is designed and constructed taking into account all factors of safety, functionality, maintainability and to provide a satisfactory comfort level while complying with relevant international codes and practices and Sudan government regulations.see projects related
Aspire Zone-Phase II
With an area of approximately 1.7 million square meters, Aspire Zone-Phase II is intended to be developed as a mixed-use development that includes the following areas:
- Residential area: single & multi-family units
- Commercial area: offices, restaurants, and business parks
- Community area: mosques and schools
- Recreational facilities: main spine & open parking space
The site of Phase II, which is located near the site of Phase I, is close to Doha Corniche and is connected to Doha through major modes of transportation. It is currently home to two heritage sites that have been preserved during the overall master planning.
Aspire Zone-Phase II is also envisioned to encompass a sustainable and flexible park surrounding the continuous pedestrian pathway linking the whole site. The park is designed to add a cultural, economic, and aesthetic value to the surroundings, with a lake enfolding the main spine and the central zones.
As Qatar gears up for the FIFA 2022 World Cup, this development will also be designed to include training sites for the FIFA-complaint team base camps. For the tournament phase, the overall master planning introduces safety measures aiming to secure the team base camps and training sites in line with FIFA regulations. After the tournament, the commercial avenue and business parks will be further developed with the highest standards.see projects related
NITA IT Park
The National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U) was established as a statutory body under the National Information Technology Authority-Uganda Act 2009, with the aim of serving as a key player in the ICT sector. Its mandate is to coordinate, promote, and monitor IT development within the context of national social and economic development, with a vision as a “facilitator of a knowledge-based, globally competitive Uganda where social transformation and economic development are supported through IT-enabled services.”
Located about 700 meters from Entebbe-Kampala Highway near Lunyo Swamps in Entebbe, the project covers the development of an Information Technology/ Business Process Outsourcing (IT/BPO) park that aims to transfer knowledge from multinationals to local IT entrepreneurs, host local business incubation models, and create jobs. The IT Park will thus stimulate the start-up growth of technologically intensive and knowledge-based businesses, transfer skills, and help to facilitate the links between research and industrial communities.
On a land area of 87,805 m2, the park comprises the following buildings: IT innovation & incubation center; ICT Ministry offices; National Information Technology Authority; exhibitions & events center; convention center; training labs; integrated office complex for IT companies; banks; restaurants; lounges; shopping complex; indoor games building; outdoor games area; health club; lush green garden; utilities; and parking area for approximately 162 cars.see projects related
AlJazeera Arabic Channel Building Extension
The project is an extension to the currently operating Al Jazeera Arabic Channel Office Building. The extension building is attached to the existing building, which already includes a studio and rooms for news operations.
The extension’s total built-up area is 6,150 m2 distributed over three floors as follows:
- ground floor (2,750 m2): newsrooms, studios, editing rooms, offices, VIP lounge, and service facilities
- first floor (1,400 m2): offices, meeting and conference rooms, and services facilities
- first floor (1,400 m2): offices, meeting and conference rooms, and services facilities
The structural system adopted for the extension was selected to sustain all the vertical and lateral loads applied, with a considerable safety factor. Design services were provided for all MEP works, including pipe sizing, HVAC ducting, and electrical cabling.see projects related