Engineering firm El Maasara has entered into an agreement with Itron which will lead to more efficient leak detection and reduce water losses in Egypt
El Maasara Engineering, based in Cairo, is joining forces with technology and services company Itron, to help reduce water losses in Egypt.
The two companies signed a strategic memorandum of collaboration, expressing their intention to jointly develop water meters in the country.
The memorandum, signed in Cairo during the visit of French President Francois Hollande to Egypt, also outlines joint projects to significantly reduce water losses.
It is hoped the collaboration will enable the El Maasara and Itron to better respond to Egyptian utilities’ needs and to jointly manufacture different types of Itron water meters.
“Efficiently and resourcefully managing water resources and effectively reducing water losses is vital for Egypt,” says Mathias Martin, Itron vice president of non-revenue water solutions. “The cooperation initiated with El Maasara through the signing of this memorandum can expand Itron’s presence and significantly contribute to our industrial footprint in this key Middle Eastern country.”
Abdel Moniem Hendawi, chairman of El Maasara Engineering Industries, said its goal is to demonstrate that the level of water losses in Egypt can be significantly reduced. “Thus contributing to better use of water resources and also improved economic conditions of water utilities,” he said. “We are convinced of the great potential of the cooperation that began today with Itron.”