A water crisis solved: Over 1 million people to benefit from Kenya’s first large-scale desalination plant
Almar Water Solutions has been awarded a contract to develop Kenya’s first large-scale desalination plant. The project will be located in the North Mainland zone in the county of Mombasa and will have a capacity of 100,000 cubic meters per day, supplying drinking water to more than one million people. The plant will be managed and operated for 25 years until it is handed over.
The development of this desalination project will alleviate Mombasa County’s water crisis, which has caused interruptions in the drinking water supply for several years.
News of the milestone was revealed at a December press conference in the presence of the Mombasa Governor Honorable Ali Hassan Joho; Carlos Cosín, CEO of Almar Water Solutions; and Fady Mohamed Jameel, Deputy President and Vice Chairman of Abdul Latif Jameel.
Mr Cosín expressed his thanks to the Mombasa Government for placing its trust in Almar Water Solutions, which will develop this pioneering project and supervising the entire process until the project is transferred to the county.
Sub-Saharan Africa poses significant challenges in the water industry due to its population growth, advances in economic development, and the severe effects of climate change. Desalination is an unconventional source of water that will help to alleviate water stress in the region and will contribute to the progress of its community.
Almar Water Solutions has been present in the region for some time and is particularly interested in developing innovative technological projects to supply both the municipal and industrial sectors.