2016’s edition of the “World Guinness Record Book” features new record of Crystal Lagoons21 October, 2015 / News
After eight years, Crystal Lagoons is once again part of the “Guinness World Record Book” with a new milestone.
This time, the 2016’s edition of the book that compiles the world’s most amazing records presents the crystal-clear lagoon designed by Crystal Lagoons for the Citystars Sharm El Sheikh touristic development in Egypt as the world’s largest man-made lagoon.
It is worth mentioning that the Miami-based multinational company linked to science and business man Fernando Fischmman have already been honored with this award in 2007 with the 20-acre crystal-clear lagoon at San Alfonso del Mar, Chile.
This time the award goes to a 30-acre lagoon that is the main attraction of the Citystars Sharm El Sheikh touristic development, located in the middle of the desert in one of Egypt’s most luxurious coastal areas.
The project is a joint venture between Crystal Lagoons and the Sharbatly family, one of the oldest and most prominent groups in the field of commerce across the Middle East and Africa. They have also played an important role in the economic development of Saudi Arabia. Currently, they are the owners of the AlNahla holding that gathers together important companies from the financial, real estate, automotive and telecommunications sectors.
The project is located in a 750-hectare site land and considers 12 lagoons that totalize 250 acres of crystal-clear water in the middle of the desert. The Crystal Lagoons’ technology applied to these lagoons uses salt water from underground aquifers of the desert. Currently, there is not any other further use for this kind of water.
The complex will feature 30.000 residential units, hotels, golf courses, marinas, museums and a shopping mall. With a USD $5.5 million investment, the initiative was only possible thanks to Crystal Lagoons’ technology that provided real estate value to the development, taking water with no other use and incorporating it into desert lands that was deemed undevelopable.
Citystars Sharm El Sheikh is the first project in the world in which Crystal Lagoons’ technology is used for recreational and water desalination purposes, using this water resource to feed the complex.
“The technology in Crystal Lagoons solves something that was not technically possible such as to build monumental lagoons in any part of the world, even in the middle of the desert” states Carlos Salas, Crystal Lagoons Regional Director for the Middle East.
It is worth remembering that San Alfonso del Mar was the first project of Crystal Lagoons. The success of the latter made possible the fast-growing international expansion of this brand across the world. Nowadays Crystal Lagoons has over 300 projects in different development stages in 60 countries and the company’s sustainable concept and technology have been patent-protected in 160 countries.
Regardless of the fact that the crystal-clear lagoon at Sharm El Sheikh has just broken the world record imposed by San Alfonso del Mar in 2007, Crystal Lagoons keeps working in new and ambitious projects in order to surpass its latest milestone.
Crystal Lagoons is currently developing what will be the world’s largest crystal-clear lagoon in Dubai. The name of the project is “Mohammed Bin Rashid City – District One” and it will have a 90-acre crystal-clear lagoon. This project is being developed in partnership with Middle East-based real estate companies Meydan and Sobha.
Crystal Lagoons Corp. 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.