Grundfos widens HCCW training in Egypt

Following a successful first round of training with Egypt’s Holding Company for Water and Wastewater (HCCW) in Gharbia, Grundfos’ training team were back in Egypt on 18-19 April for a follow-up session with engineers from the organization’s neighboring region of Sharkiya.

The visit is part of an ongoing campaign by Grundfos and HCCW to address a range of challenges faced by this region of northern Egypt, where supplies of drinking water remain irregular and water & wastewater treatment plants are outdated and inefficient.

Faced with the overwhelming challenge of stabilizing and upgrading the whole of its water and waste treatment infrastructure, HCCW management first approached world leading pump designer and manufacturer, Grundfos, for help in early 2017, resulting in a first training session at their Gharbia HQ in March.

The latest training was designed to update a second batch of engineers in Sharkiya on the latest developments and innovations in pumping systems and technology. The Grundfos experts demonstrated at first-hand how the pumps could be used to improve water pressure and reliability, drinking water quality and waste water management, whilst reducing energy demand and waste and cutting the current very high maintenance requirements.

The engineers were also shown how infected drinking water supplies could be cost- effectively treated using Grundfos’ state-of-the-art Oxiperm PRO Chlorine Dioxide disinfection and precision dosing system to kill off water-borne viruses, bacteria, fungi and algae without tainting the water in any way.

Other key developments discussed included advanced pressure boosting systems to help stabilize water delivery and the latest ‘intelligent’ pumping systems, designed to react automatically to changes in demand and delivery pressure, optimizing energy usage and reducing unnecessary stress on the system.

It is hoped that the ongoing collaboration between Grundfos and HCCW will eventually lead to a more sustainable and effective water treatment and delivery system for this largely rural area of northern Egypt, helping to address the high level of water quality-related health issues that continue to plague the region.