(MENAFN) Chilean Crystal Lagoons Corp. has won a contract to build a 2.7-hectare lagoon in the USD600 million Sharm El Sheikh resort in Egypt, the Travel Daily News reported.
The firm, famous for its crystalline lagoons developments, will present its project in the upcoming Cityscape Global next month.
Crystal Lagoons will also showcase under-development initiatives in Jordan, Turkey and the UAE.
The Citystars Sharm El Sheikh resort, developed by Egyptian tourism company Radamis for Hotels & Touristic Resorts, is Crystal Lagoons' second Egypt project, poised to be the world's largest manmade lagoon, the company said.
Citystars Sharm El Sheikh, part of a mixed-use project developed in partnership with Egypt's Golden Pyramid Group, will include a series of 10 saltwater lagoons, covering a combined area of 100 hectares including the world's largest lagoon.
It will also offer 1.2 million square metres of residential units, hotels, golf courses, marinas, a museum and a commercial centre.
Designed to be self-cleaning, the lagoons only require topping up in response to evaporation and use up to 100 times less chemicals than traditional pool systems, and only two percent of the energy required by conventional filtering technologies.