Studies & Master planning
At ECG, we understand that master planning guides growth and development, and as such is paramount to the future success of all projects. This is why we really give it our all.
Our master planning approach covers urban planning, land-use planning, transportation facilities, open spaces, and public services, as well as environment and heritage conservation precincts; and if this is not enough, we also conduct a broad range of other studies pertaining to air, soil, water, health, and safety.
These studies include Economic Impact Analyses, Energy Efficiency Potential Studies, Environmental Impact Assessments, Feasibility Studies, Geotechnical & Ground Engineering Studies, GIS Studies, Hazard & Operability Studies (HAZOP), Hydrologic & Hydraulic Studies, Land Valuations, Marketing Researches, Population Studies, Real Estate & Asset Appraisals, Social Impact Assessments, Solid Waste Management Studies, Traffic Impact Assessments, Urban Development Studies, and water, air, and soil characterizations.
This meticulous attention to detail and comprehensive approach has paid off. Today, we are the trusted name in the field of engineering consultancy both nationally and globally. And we take great pride in that.see projects related
Damanhour Combined Cycle Power Station
Owned by the Egyptian Electricity Authority (EEA), the objective of the project was to upgrade the existing power station at Damanhour through the utilization of waste heat discharged to the atmosphere by gas turbines. The exhaust gases from the gas turbines were to be diverted through non-fired heat recovery boilers (HRSG) for the generation of steam. The generated steam produced an additional electrical power of 1×50 MW.
The project involved the addition of four heat recovery boilers to integrate four existing GE frame 5 Gas Turbines, into combined cycle mode of operation. This enabled the powering of 1×50 MW Turbo-Alternators.
The heat recovery boilers were to be arranged to produce superheated steam by extracting heat from the exhaust gases of the gas turbines. This superheated steam was to be used to drive a steam turbine generator. The heat recovery boilers were fitted to the gas turbines on a one- for-one basis. The superheated steam produced by four boilers was delivered to one main steam manifold which was connected to steam turbine generator of 50 MW steam driven nominal capacity.
The total plant consisting of heat recovery boilers, steam turbine generators and auxiliaries; was controlled and operated by a central control room. The plant also included: additional tank farms; cooling water systems fed by irrigation canals connected to the River Nile; electrical control and instrumentation systems; and civil/ structural works.
The project was implemented in four packages, namely:
- Heat Recovery Boiler Package, including: boilers and related structural steel, foundation works and associated facilities; pipe works; electrical cables and panels; instrumentation and control equipment; and some gas turbine modifications.
- Steam Turbine Package, including: steam turbines; alternators with necessary accessories; condensing plant and auxiliaries; main cooling water system; water treatment plant; fire protection system; compressed air system; cranes, hoists and handling equipment; electrical equipment; control and instrumentation equipment; and laboratory equipment.
- Electrical Power Package, including: circuit breakers; transformers; power boards; battery and charger systems; and associated cabling.
- Civil Works Package, including: turbine/control/ administration building, water treatment building and maintenance building (total area was 1,000 m2) piled foundations for heat recovery boilers construction; cooling water system (intake structure, pumping station, inlet and outlet culverts, and outfall structure); external works e.g. roads, cable ducts, fencing and gates.
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.
Telecom, Media and Technology (TMT) City
The Project is a world-class mixed use development stretched on a plot land area of 240,642 m2 . With a built-up area of approximately
870,000 m2 (excluding underground parking space), the business oriented Smart City consists of grade “A” office space (at least 50% of the project), 4 and 5-star hotels, commercial center and all supporting service facilities.
The intention of the project is to attract international companies in Information Technology (IT), media, telecom and software sector to either function or to use it as a regional hub.
The development will be a landmark for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordon as it incorporates public spaces, landscaped areas, community multi-use facility for events, promenades, parking and all necessary ancillary uses.
The site is strategically located at the outskirts of Amman city in a prime area off the Queen Alia airport road, 25 km away from the airport, and at the intersection of a major future planned arterial east-west and north-south roads.
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Kigali Bulk Water Project
The project is a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) aiming to develop and operate a proposed water treatment scheme for bulk water supply to the capital city of Rwanda, Kigali.
Works involve extracting groundwater from the south bank of the Nyabarongo River and then supplying water north to Kigali.
The water treatment scheme comprises a water treatment plant (40,000 m3/day capacity), a new reservoir at Kagarama (12,000 m3/day capacity), a pump station and associated forwarding infrastructure. The scheme also involves the development of a well field incorporating existing wells at Kanzenze, in addition to other development actions.see projects related
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.
Sludge Land Fill/ Composting Facilities at Site 9N
The project is a part of Alexandria Wastewater Program (Phase I) which was completed in 1995. Over an area of 75 hectares, the project’s site (9N) is located at 35 km west of Alexandria. The project site receives sludge cake from the Mechanical Dewatering Facility (MDF); and receives grit,
scum, and screening from the East Treatment Plant (ETP) and the West Treatment Plant (WTP).
Grit, sand and screening material generated from ETP and WTP are transported to site 9N by dump trucks.
According to 2009/2008 statistics, the total quantities transported to site 9N are 8,312 m3 / year of sludge; 7,973 m3 / year of sand; 1,749 m3 / year of screening material; and 5 3,338.8 m3 / year of industrial solid waste.
Site 9N has been initially developed as a dedicated disposal area for the sludge and land spreading area for dewatered sludge. The sludge is now being composted using tuned withdraw techniques.
The site includes six lined trenches (200 m long each) for receiving scum & screening material where the material is placed in layers; every layer is covered with clean sand.
The site also includes lined evaporation pond to receive the leached water from the trenches in addition to service facilities comprising maintenance buildings, stores, garage, administration building and laboratory.
The site is served with a lot of heavy equipment such as spreading vehicles, 300 HP trenchers, loaders, composters, dozers and water wagon.see projects related
El Sheikh Fadl–Ras Gharib Road
The objective of the project is to construct a new 3-lane road (90 km length and 11.7 m width, Asphalt pavement type) connecting El Sheikh Fadl Village to Ras Gharib City, and to upgrade the existing road and the median in between, including the carriageway, shoulder and verge.
The project encompasses circulation plan, typical U-turns, road marking & signage, pavement layers and street lighting.
MUP Cephalosporin & Penicillin Plants
The construction of two new pharmaceutical plants for Medical Union Pharmaceuticals (MUP) Company in Abu Sultan over a total land area of 61,000m2. The project comprises Cephalosporin factory, Penicillin factory, service building, gates, fence, landscape, water tanks, and external roads in addition to plant facilities.
Cephalosporin Factory building and Penicillin Factory building; each is composed of two floors with a built-up area of 10,000m2. The ground floor occupies an area of about 5,000m2, contains sterilized areas for production, packaging, raw material warehouse, finished product warehouse, labs, entrances, toilets and lockers for workers. The first floor encompasses administration area, cafeteria, kitchen, toilets, HVAC equipment area, deionized water station and storage area.
The service building ground floor; occupying an area of 2,000m2 includes electrical rooms, boilers, spare parts store, workshop and fire station.see projects related
Egypt Air Temporary Facilities at Terminal Building 3
The construction of temporary facilities buildings to directly serve the airside. With a footprint area of 5,500 m2, the project comprises 3 buildings, maintenance and engineering building which include offices, lockers area and common services area; cargo and catering building which includes administration offices, assembly area for catering and storage and ground services equipment building which includes waiting areas.
Autostrad Land Strip Development
A strip of land planned to be developed by Cairo Airport Company (CAC) for commercial development and an airside support base for Egypt Air. The site is divided into a landside area accessible by general public and an area bordering on airside for the various components of the Egypt Air Compound. Crucial to the development of the site is proper locations of landside to airside gates and a secured fencing of the landside to airside boundaries. The overall site area is 59 hectares (590,000 m2), the Commercial Development takes up an area of 44 hectares (440,000 m2) and Egypt Air Compound occupies the remaining 15 hectares (150,000 m2).
Cairo International Airport VIP Lounges Building Annexed to Terminal Building 3
A new VIP facility is designed to act as an annex to Terminal Building No. 3 at Cairo International Airport. The project site is about 10,000 m2.. Only 885 m2 is designated to the building and the remaining area includes landscape, roads and car parking facilities.
Cairo International Airport Seasonal Flights Terminal Building
A new Terminal Building designated for seasonal flights e.g. Hajj, Omrah and group travels, to act as an annex to Terminal Building No.3 in Cairo International Airport. The terminal building footprint is about 16,000 m2. An area of 12,000 m2 is totally enclosed and air-conditioned whereas the remaining area of 4,000 m2 comprises a shaded outdoor plaza. In addition, two adjacent facility buildings are designated for providing services to passengers. Also, chiller plant and electric substation are provided. Works also include landscape works, roads and car parking. The building shall serve 2.5 million passengers per year.
Aircraft Washing Yard at Cairo International Airport – Terminal Building 3
The construction of an Aircraft Washing Yard located at the west of Cairo International Airport TB3 Apron Area. The facility will serve two code E aircrafts at the same time. The project comprises open yard of 15,000 m2 of concrete rigid pavement, lighting towers around the open yard, water tank, pump station including pump set including diaphragm tank, water supply network covering the open yard including four outlets for each aircraft in an underground concrete trench, spraying equipment, trolley hose reels, drainage system, earthing system and shed for the pump station.
The project was inaugurated in 2010 due to the successful collaboration between ECG, Japan Airport Consultants and Netherlands Airport Consultants B.V.
Marsa Alam Airport Runway Extension
As a part of the overall development undertaken by EMAK -Marsa Alam Airport owners and operators, it was decided to construct an extension for the airport’s airside/ runway. Extensions consisted of the execution of a parallel taxiway, construction of number of new exit taxiways between the main runway and the parallel taxiway/ secondary runway and extension works for the apron.see projects related
Southern Africa Trade and Transport Facilitation Project (SATTFP)
The governments of Tanzania and Malawi have observed that delays in crossing the border, cargo clearance, and movement of passengers create barriers to trade in the region. Such delays, which account for the congestions at the Songwe-Kasumulu border crossing, also raise the cost of transportation of goods, which in turn affects the economy of both countries. The governments of Tanzania and Malawi have thus reached an agreement to build a One-Stop Border Post (OSBP) on their common border at the Songwe-Kasumulu crossing.
In collaboration with ECG, the Tanzania Buildings Agency (TBA) will provide consultancy services for the intended OSBP construction and improvement.The timeframe for the execution of this project will be 36
months on two phases.