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
Malawi District Centers Sanitation Study
The objective of the study was to identify appropriate ways and means to provide suitable sanitation services involving sewerage systems, sludge management and disposal, solid waste and drainage for the population in
the district centers.
The study examined and recommended the rehabilitation, extension, and upgrading of existing sanitation facilities, and the provision of new facilities in order to improve public and environmental health. It also identified and
recommended appropriate criteria and guidelines for environmental protection from human waste disposal and wastewater discharge and for upgrading and installing of new sanitation facilities in the district centers.
The study was conducted in two phases: phase 1 involved preparation of master plans for all the 43 district centers, and phase 2 involved the feasibility studies, detailed engineering designs and tender documents for
the seven districts.
The scope of work was divided into two phases:
Phase 1: Development of Master Plan
- Overview of water supply, sanitation, solid waste, sludge and drainage situation in Malawi.
- Recommendation for the enhancement of the quality of service delivery.
- Data collection and analysis, study of existing facilities and preparation of service criteria.
- Preliminary study of the existing environmental conditions, problems and risks to public health.
- Implementation of beneficiaries assessment to determine community demand for services and socio-economic impact of project activities.
- Social Impact Assessment (SIA).
Phase 2: Feasibility Study, Designs and Tender Documents
- Feasibility studies and preliminary designs.
- Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).
- Financial and economic analysis.
- Institutional analysis.
- Detailed designs, and tender documents.
- Evaluation and recommendations.
ADNOC Petroleum Institute Infrastructure
Established in 2000 by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), the Petroleum Institute (PI) provides academic programs focused on petrochemical, oil & gas exploration and production.
In order to face the anticipated growth in student enrollment at the Petroleum Institute, ADNOC intends to construct new facilities for the PI Campus in Sas Al Nakhl, Abu Dhabi.
On a plot area of 693,260 m2, the project comprises utility buildings and plants, solid waste disposal management system, in addition to the following infrastructure networks to serve the PI Campus new components:
- Chilled water;
- Fire protection;
- Road and transportation;
- Storm water; and
- Water supply
Bukhara and Samarkand Sewerage Project
Scope of Work
- Data collection
- Supervising topographic surveys
- Geotechnical investigations, and CCTV inspection
- GIS mapping
- Hydraulic modeling by Sewer CAD V8
- Review of detailed designs prepared by local consultant
- Preparation of bidding documents
- Construction supervision
- Training and start-up assistance
Dating back to the 1960s, both Bukhara and Samarkand sewerage systems were old and suffering from frequent breakdowns. To tackle this issue, the Government of Uzbekistan together with the World Bank embarked on
implementing an important project to rehabilitate and improve the overall wastewater services in Bukhara and Samarkand, two important cities in Uzbekistan. The project development objectives were to mitigate the
environmental impact from wastewater pollution and to improve the efficiency and sustainability of wastewater management in Bukhara and Samarkand.
As a member of a consortium led by Corporate Solutions Ltd. of the United Kingdom, ECG provided engineering design and construction supervision services to rehabilitate and improve the wastewater systems in both
In Samarkand, the improvement measures focused on rehabilitating 277 km of sewer networks, a total of six (6) wastewater pumping stations, and two (2) wastewater treatment plants (Main WWTP of capacity 139,000 m3/day and Farhad WWTP which is completely out of operation); while in Bukhara, the rehabilitation measures tackled 220 km of sewer system, sixteen (16) wastewater pumping stations, and one (1) wastewater
treatment plant (100,000 m3 /day). The project also involved the extension of sewer networks to high priority areas in both cities.
The wastewater treatment plants in both Bukhara and Samarkand receive new blowers and modern efficient diff user systems for the aeration tanks; and new return sludge pumps were installed at Bukhara WWTP. New screens (at both cities’ WWTPs) and grit chambers (at Bukhara Main WWTP) were installed to better protect all subsequent treatment stages and prevent further damages of existing installations and the new aeration
system. Finally, the third WWTP in Samarkand will be completely rehabilitated.
Fresh & Brackish Water Supply Systems & Reconstruction of Pumping Stations
Owned by the Kuwaiti Ministry of Electricity and Water, the project comprises a comprehensive study, analysis and recommendations for improvements of the water supply and distribution system in Al-Jahra city which is located north of Kuwait city consisting of AlJahra village areas including AlGaser, AlNaeem, Taimaa, AlWaha, AlNassem and AlOyoon.
The project comprises study and design of all works to supply fresh water to AlJahra areas including all necessary modifications for the main network;
renovation/ reconstruction of pump station (P18); study and design of new pump station for brackish water replacing existing pump station (P16) and study and design of all works to supply water from brackish water
reservoirs to AlJahra areas.
Design of Wastewater Treatment Plant in Ar-Rass (Phase II)
The existing Ar-Rass Wastewater Treatment Plant is located in the northern west of Ar-Rass town in Al-Qassim province; one of the 13 regions of Saudi Arabia. The town is almost 400 km north of Riyadh and about 80 km
southwest of Buraydah, the regional capital of Al-Qassim Province. The project aims to design the second phase of Ar-Rass Wastewater Treatment Plant with a total capacity of 25,000 m3 /day.
The number of process and non-process facilities are expected to be 25 buildings on an area of approximately 100,000 m2.
The plant is designed to achieve carbon and nutrients removal. The treatment facilities involve preliminary, primary, secondary and tertiary treatment processes.
Ar-Rass treatment system works as follows:
- The biological treatment is based on Anaerobic/ Anoxic/Oxic (A2O) systems.
- Rapid sand filter is used for tertiary treatment.
- Chlorine gas is used for treated sewage effluent disinfection.
- Gravity thickener and sludge centrifugal systems are used for sludge treatment.
Greater Cairo Waterworks Master Plan
The objective of the project is to develop a Master Plan for the phased development of the Greater Cairo waterworks from 1977 through the year 2000.
The Master Plan covered domestic, industrial and irrigation needs of the served areas up to the year 2000, when the population was expected to grow from the present level of over 8 million to about 16 million inhabitants. Accordingly, the consumption was expected to increase from the present level of 2 millions m3 /day to 8 millions m3 /day. The study also included the development of high priority projects to be implemented immediately as remedial measures to improve the present conditions in areas not adequately served by the existing systems. This system consisted of about 2,500 km of mains and branch lines, and several water treatment
plants and pumping stations. The area of the project was largely extended since it covered all suburbs from Helwan in the South to Heliopolis and ElAbour in the North as well as the towns of Giza and Shoubra ElKheima.
The Greater Cairo Waterworks Master Plan study included the following:
- Due to the lack of installed dependable flow measuring equipment, accurate measurement of water flow and pressure at water production facilities and in several areas of the distribution system were carried out by the Consultant using a Cole pitometer. Also,-24 hour flow measurements were made within each distribution network.
- Inspection and evaluation of the condition of existing water meters installed in-house and other connections. Inspection and evaluation of the meter maintenance, repair and calibration. Recommendations to upgrade water metering system were presented.
- A leakage survey program using sonic leak detection equipment in conjunction with metal detectors for locating leaks in pipes, valves & appurtenances. The survey includes about 180 km of mains 400 mm diameter or larger. Measures for reducing leakage were recommended.
- A water wastage survey showed that the water lost without benefit to the consumer after it has been delivered to him because of defective sanitary fixtures represents an appreciable percentage of the daily production.
- Recommendations for a water conservation program were prepared and presented to the Greater Cairo Water Organization.
Cairo and Giza Water Supply Master Plan
The project serves a total population of 15 million in the cities of Cairo; Giza; new urban communities around Cairo such as Badr, Shorouk, obour, 15 May and new Cairo; rural areas in Giza as well as current and future urban expansions in Greater Cairo and Shobra Elkhema area.
The master plan entails preparing a strategic plan to provide potable water until the year 2037. ECG prepared five-year plans to improve the services of the potable water networks with a view to meeting the increased demand and finding solutions for eliminating the load on the water system infrastructure. The existing system comprises 16 major water production plants with average daily production of 10 million m3/day, 575 ground water
wells, 106 major pump stations, 84 water reservoirs (elevated and ground tanks), 1,800 km of water pipelines with diameters of 300 mm and 1,600 mm.
The project comprises the following stages:-
A) Data Collection and Evaluation Stage: Preparing Preliminary and Final reports. Raw data was collected and sorted in the form of databases and charts in such a way that allows predicting future expectations taking into consideration any possible changes to such data on five-year basis until the target year.
Data collection process was based on approved statistical records of the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), recent versions of urban planning maps approved by the Ministry of housing, utilities and urban Development. The basic information serving design
purposes included the following:
- Cadastral maps and contour maps with large scale layout (showing current and future urban boundary).
- Maps for potable water transmission lines and distribution networks including data on pipelines and their diameters, types and status).
- Maps for other utilities (electricity networks, gas networks, telephone cables, railways, roads, water streams, water sewerage and drainage systems).
- Plans and urban studies including land use, current urban boundary, pivotal urban expansions and squatter areas.
- Demographic studies including population density and growth rates; the impact of population growth on economic and social development on the infrastructure.
- Water Sources: identifying potable water permanent sources such as rivers, lakes and ground water, in addition to the impact of suction rates on water quality, identifying water sources and meeting demand on potable water over the years of the plan.
The preliminary report included a methodological assessment of the current situation; the necessary works to secure water supply systems according to the Egyptian Code and how the produced water complies with the
standard specifications and quality assurance system.
After the preliminary report was approved, the final report was submitted and included development suggestions, estimation of the required works, estimated value and main duration for the implementation of Master Plan over the five-year state plans until the target year.
B) Preparing High-Priority Project (HPP) documents for the coming five years:
Based on the discussion results, approval of both preliminary & final reports and financial budget available to implement projects for the coming five years, proposal documents for integrated works were prepared to
develop and raise the efficiency of potable water stations, distribution networks in order to overcome operation problems and water distribution network problems. This was based on the results of hydraulic analysis of networks using computer programs or similar software as well as results of the water hammer study to conveyor lines in order to secure the service. The required works included:
- General and special conditions
- Technical specifications
- Preliminary drawings
- Bill of Quantities
- Estimated value for required works
C) Preparing Master Plan until the target year 2037:
The Master Plan included submitting studies and analysis of alternatives and giving recommendations on the most appropriate alternative. Also, the annual implementation proposals were submitted for the works in the scope of the Master Plan and expected annual costs estimations.
This was presented in the form of a matrix for the works, recommended implementation durations as well as execution costs in such a way that would form a detailed executive and budget action plan.
The Master Plan was prepared taking into consideration the urban expansions, current & future urban boundary in addition to the expectations of the study over five-year plans (2037-2007).
The Master plan included:
1. Studies on Potable Water Consumption
Studying potable water consumption during the five-year plans until the target year showing the
bases considered to identify population growth rates and consumption rates (domestic, commercial and industrial).
2. Hydraulic Analysis for Future Situation
Based on the results of the hydraulic analysis of the existing situation for water networks and estimations of future consumption rates, hydraulic models were developed in order to:
- Identify available alternatives in order to balance future water demand against current water production capacity.
- Suggest basic options for the development of potable water networks, storage capacities and reservoir locations.
3. Detailed Description of Development Alternatives
A detailed description and design drawings were prepared to develop the following elements along with estimated costs for the alternatives:
- Production sources.
- Potable water distribution networks.
- Pump stations and reservoirs.
4. Economic and Financial Studies
Economic and financial studies included the following:
- Economic costs for alternatives including investment cost for expansion works, support and rehabilitation comprising any costs for land, building, equipment, operation, maintenance and power.
- Comprehensive analysis of investment costs.
- Economic analysis of alternatives showing the adopted approach, cost estimations, interests in addition to technical and economic comparison of alternatives for the Master Plan.
- Identifying the best alternative to develop the service and achieve objectives of the Master Plan.
- Preparing project implementation plan and implementation time schedule over five-year plans until the target year (2037-2007), in addition to allocating the estimated cost of the expected annual works.
- Recommending Annual Expenditure Program.
Delta Beet Sugar Co. Tie-in Lines
Delta Sugar Co. (DSC) is the leading producer of beet sugar in Egypt providing more than 25% of the country’s sugar requirements. SIIC assigned ECG to perform the engineering services for the design of the tie-in lines between the different units with their supporting structure. The design includes a pipe bridge crossing 22 meters wide on the public road; encompassing tie-in lines with battery limits of different units, piping layout, pipe routing, pipe supports, isometrics, and piping stress analysis.see projects related
Arqeen – Dongola Road
ECG was contracted by Egyptian Federation for Construction and Building Contractors (EFCBC), to conduct the economical and feasibility study, design and tender for approximately 450 km road between Arqeen City, located at the Egyptian Sudanese Border and Donqola City, the capital of the north state, parallel to the Nile River from the west side.
This project is considered one of the main routes to connect between Egypt and Sudan with the African countries located on the same vertical route from Alexandria to Cape Town in South Africa. In spite of the fact that this study covers only the distance between Arqeen and Donqola as part of the middle route, west of the River Nile of Egypt and Sudan, its impact is also spread to cover the north and south African traffic movement throughout the COMESA agreement of the east and west Africa, and also the commercial general agreement either for services or goods.
10-Year Master Plan & Maintenance Management Plan for Roads, Dukhan Fields
Qatar Petroleum (QP) entrusted ECG Engineering Consultants Group with developing the 10-year master plan and maintenance management plan for roads in Dukhan fields. The project site is located at approximately 80 km west of Doha with 65 km long and 12 km wide. Dukhan Fields approximately covers 767 km2 and comprises oil and gas facilities along with supporting services and infrastructure.
The project included three main stages:
- Conceptual Design: producing Site Survey Report containing all information gathered.
- Preliminary Design: drafting the 10-year Master Plan of Dukhan Fields Roads Development and Roads Maintenance Management Plan.
- Detailed Design: developing a final copy of the 10-year Master Plan of Dukhan Road Networks and Roads Maintenance Management Plan.
Preliminary Studies for the Construction of a Civil Airport in Al-Dakahlia
ECG has undertaken a package of preliminary studies for a project aiming at the construction of a civil airport for passenger and cargo aircrafts near an existing air base in Shawa Village of Al-Dakahlia, Egypt. Studies have covered all elements likely to affect the establishment of a civil airport in the area. In the same context, an urban development study of site surroundings has also been conducted, along with a study of the buildings required for the prospective civil airport (including terminal, cargo, service, and ancillary buildings). Overall, the project has comprised the following studies:
When complete, this airport would be an important development in the entire Northern and Central Nile Delta. It would serve thousands of travelers in Al-Dakahlia and neighboring governorates and facilitate domestic flights nationwide, thus contributing to a more rapid economic growth owing to the potential boost in commercial and tourist activities.
Biological Control Laboratory and Agricultural Research Facility
The biological control laboratory and agricultural research facility are located at Al-Mazrouah Yard in Umm Salal Municipality, Qatar. The first-of-its-kind facility employs state-of-the-art technologies with the aim of significantly raising the harvested volume, quality, safety, and diversity of agricultural food commodities produced in Qatar.
With a total area of approximately 150,000 m2, the national project comprises a main complex that houses two facilities: a biological control laboratory and an agricultural research facility. The project also includes a multipurpose annex for training sessions and conferences, workshop, field workshop, nursery, greenhouse, guardhouse, telephone room, and covered car parking area (140 cars), in addition to a lysimeter and irrigation system.
Designed to portray the traditional architectural heritage of Qatar, the buildings structures also comply with international safety and security codes and standards.see projects related
L’Universite Francaise D’Egypte
The project involves the assessment and rehabilitation of an existing construction in Al-Sherouk City central area to accommodate the French University facilities in Egypt.
The 3-storey building encompasses four different faculties, administration facilities, 250-seat theater, labs, main library and other specialized libraries, and indoor and outdoor entertainment facilities distributed as follows:
- Ground floor: entrance hall, three computer labs, main language lab, eight classrooms, theater, main library cafeteria and electromechanical and maintenance facilities
- First floor: lecture and exhibition rooms and six computer labs, in addition to staff and administrative offices
- Second floor: ten language labs, large lecture rooms, ten computer labs, and specialized libraries
Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport
The Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT) is a regional university operated by the Arab League. It is known for its programs on marine transportation, business, and engineering. AASTMT aims to establish a new educational headquarters and a center
of excellence at Smart Village over a total footprint area of 4,685 m2, with a built-up area of 46,000 m2.
The planned project comprises a building for the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Business Administration. The building consists of a 2-level basement, a ground floor, and 5 upper floors designed in accordance with the building requirements set for Smart Village, and in line with higher education requirements.
The building comprises the following:
- Center of excellence
- Educational spaces: auditorium, classes, laboratories, workshop, studios, and library
- Academic staff spaces: offices and cafeteria
- Administrative services: admission, finance, and procurement offices
- Student services: clinic, cafeteria, bank, prayer rooms, stationery room, photocopying room, and gymnasium
- General services: entrances, VIP lounge, outdoor lounge, horizontal and vertical circulation, parking areas, storage areas, repair shop, security offices, and electricity rooms