• ICRC, Rehabilitation of the Khafsa Water Treatment Plant near Aleppo

    Client: ICRC, International Committee of the Red Cross, Switzerland
    Project location: Khafsa, Syrian Arab Republic
    Project term: 6 months
    Project start: 11/2020


Detailed investigation of the Khafsa water treatment plant near Aleppo, Syrian Arab Republic, and preparation of a rehabilitation plan


The Khafsa water treatment plant is part of the Aleppo water supply system, one of the largest drinking water systems in Syria, to which more than three million people are currently connected. Raw water from Al Forat Lake, 77 km east of the city of Aleppo, is treated here and pumped through four canals to sterilization stations in Aleppo. The plant is operated by the Aleppo Water Board (WBA), which reports to the Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR). The plant was in urgent need of rehabilitation and had a high loss rate.


The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Switzerland had commissioned GAUFF Engineering to rehabilitate the water treatment plant in Khafsa. The contract included the preparation of a diagnosis of the water treatment plant and a concept for the rehabilitation works, including a subdivision of the works and their prioritisation based on a risk analysis regarding components and processes. The rehabilitation optimised water production and ensured the sustainability of the Khafsa water treatment plant.


Basic evaluation
Feasibility study with investigation of variants
Subsoil investigation
Environmental impact assessment
Economic feasibility study
Preliminary technical planning
Rehabilitation plan
Risk analysis
Operation and maintenance concept (B&I)

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