Egypt's KarmSolar Takes Aim at Water Scarcity with Launch of KarmWater
The company's new water solutions division already has a project in the works in Marsa Alam - and, of course, it's solar-powered.
Leading the Egyptian market with the largest portfolio of private solar energy projects, solar power developer and distributor, KarmSolar, has launched a new water solutions division KarmWater, kicking off with a solar-powered water desalination project in Marsa Alam for the Marsa Shagra Resort.
Through Water Purchase Agreements (WPAs), KarmWater delivers solar-powered desalination stations to generate fresh water. Slashing energy cuts leveraging KarmSolar’s industry experience, these desalination plants have low operational costs, making it more accessible to a wider range of clients.
Commenting on the new development CEO of KarmSolar Ahmed Zahran said, "The launch of KarmWater is a major landmark in the growth of the KarmSolar Group. Securing our first agreement with Marsa Shagra resort validates the solution for us and the market, and motivates us to expand our water solutions commercial offering. Given the state of water resources in Egypt today, we're proud to be among the entities working to provide effective solutions that are accessible to more clients.”
The plant has a capacity to produce 200 m3/day of potable water, covering all of Marsa Shagra’s water needs. The resort will not be required to pay any upfront investment and will instead purchase renewable water at a lower cost.
Apart from their solar-powered desalination stations, KarmWater is also working on developing cost-effective solar-integrated water storage solutions for the agricultural sector. Not only would this create more accessible and affordable water storage for irrigation but it would also help tackle water deficits across the country.
KarmWater’s marks KarmSolar’s evolution into a multi-faceted company offering energy, water, and sustainable design solutions through its three entities: KarmSolar, KarmWater, and Karim Architecture Lab.