North Africa’s largest Crystal Lagoons’ project to be built in Egypt19 August, 2016 / News
Crystal Lagoons, the multinational innovation company and developer of the world’s top amenity patented technology that makes giant crystal-clear lagoons a reality, has announced two new project wins in Egypt, bringing its total portfolio of active and under development projects in the Middle East to 10.
The company’s tenth lagoon in Egypt will be located within the Stella Di Mare project, which comprises 210 ha of development and a US$400 million investment in the increasingly popular western Red Sea coastal resort of Ain Sokhna.
A flagship development for Cairo-headquartered REMCO Group, the second phase of this upscale community is designed around a clutch of private islands surrounded by crystal lagoons and connected by bridges.
“Once completed, the 38-hectare lagoon will be the largest in North Africa and will also encircle the entire development, thus creating a truly unique residential and leisure environment and further underscoring our ability to bring waterfront living to anywhere in the world, even the desert,” said Carlos Salas, Middle East Regional Director, Crystal Lagoons.
Crystal Lagoons’ technology can use any type of water: fresh, salt and brackish. The latter has no alternative use and it can be obtained from underground aquifers. Thus, Crystal Lagoons can create truly crystal-clear oases in the middle of the desert.
It is worth mentioning that Crystal Lagoons’ novel technology drastically lowers water consumption. For instance, when the company’s crystal-clear lagoons are filled with fresh water, they use up to 30 times less water than a golf course, and just half the water required to irrigate a park of the same size. In addition, Crystal Lagoons has developed a new film-based evaporation-control technology for its crystal-clear lagoons that can lower the water consumption even more. The company’s cutting-edge technology lowers water-waste rates down in 70%. This way, Crystal Lagoons’ keeps reducing the amount of water needed for its lagoons to operate
Crystal Lagoons brings the idyllic lifestyle of the beach anywhere in the world, thus enabling residents to practice a wide variety of water sports – such as swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, to name a few-, and to enjoy luxurious resort facilities like chalets and standalone villa homes with their own private stretch of beach accessible by boat as well as car.
The company has also announced its partnership with Misr Italia Group, one of Egypt’s most prominent real estate developers, to deliver two lagoons with a total size of 2.7-hectares within its US$1 billion second home Mousa Coast community located on the Red Sea, just 90 minutes from Cairo.
“Misr Italia’s reputation for developing highly attractive communities with a broad range of leisure amenities, brought us together; and now the two lagoons will be the focal point of this exciting new Red Sea development,” said Carlos Salas,
“With 2,500 units delivered and plans for 16,000 chalets and five luxury hotels, Mousa Coast is positioning itself as a secure, attractive and versatile location, and Crystal Lagoons’ expertise will add further value and a major USP for prospective investors,” he added.
Crystal Lagoons’ sustainable technology and proven green credentials provide a low cost, low maintenance leisure amenity solution with its ultrasonic filtration system using just 2% of the energy required by conventional filtration systems, positively impacting running costs and dramatically reducing consumption. Crystal Lagoons water facilities are widely enjoyed by people of all ages, in contrast to golf courses, which are only enjoyed by a select group of people.
Crystal Lagoons now has 17 projects in the Middle East region including the UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, India and Egypt.
Crystal Lagoons is an international innovation company, founded by scientist Fernando Fischmann, which has developed a patent-protected technology that allows the construction and maintenance of unlimited-size crystal clear lagoons at very low costs.