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Toshka Project – Mubarak Pumping Station /

<b>MUBARAK PUMPING STATION</b>

Dimensions

30m wide x 140m long x 60m high

Pumps

24 x vertical, load-controlled adjustable speed pumps

Discharge capacity

1.2 million m&#179;/hr

Current output

14.5 million m&#179;/d

Discharge measurement system

Ultrasonic

<b>SHEIKH ZAYED CANAL</b>

Length

50km (main canal); 4 x additional 22km side branches

Dimensions

54m bank to bank / 30m base, 8m deep

Discharge fluctuation

Q = 0 - 15.9m&#179;/s

Land area currently irrigated

588,000 acres

Pumping station cost

$436 million

Canal cost

$1.2 billion

Final projected cost over 20 years

Around $70 billion

Construction began

January 1997

Pumping station initial start-up

January 2003

Pumping station formally inaugurated

March 2005

Scheduled canal completion

November 2005

Scheduled project completion

2020

Sponsor

Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (Egyptian Government)

Pumping station design

Hamza Associates / Lahmeyer joint venture

Construction consortium

Arabian International, Skanska and Hitachi

Electrical

ABB

Other contractors

Morris Material Handling; Quantum Hydrometrie

Project development and management

KADCO / Sun World
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