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In Algiers, a Remarkable Story of Fresh Water Access & Impact

"Every day across the City of Algiers, families turn on their taps and out flows clean, fresh water for drinking, cooking, washing and bathing." While this may seem unremarkable, GE's Hewar blog recounts why not long ago this wasn't the case, and why the Algerian Energy Company was recently presented with the 2016 Impact Award in the Critical Infrastructure category by the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). Read more. More about GE in Africa in this BRIEFING



Using GE’s advanced ecomagination-certified reverse osmosis membranes to purify up to 200,000 cubic meters (53 million gallons) of seawater per day, the Hamma desalination plant plays a major role in ensuring the 4 million residents of Algeria’s capital city enjoy access to secure, drought-proof supplies of water.

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Algerian Energy Company, which owns the Hamma plant, was presented with the 2016 Impact Award in the Critical Infrastructure category by the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. government’s development finance institution.

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