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Metito wins Iraq contract

US$50m contract to supply two water treatment plants.

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Water treatment in Iraq is essential if the water needs of the population are to be met.
Water treatment in Iraq is essential if the water needs of the population are to be met.

Metito, the UAE-based water desalination and wastewater treatment company, has won a US$50m contract to supply to water treatment plants in Iraq.

Metito are contracted to procure, design, manufacture, and supply process equipment related to the assembly of the Naser and Ghammas water treatment plants. The plants are expected to be completed and fully operational by the summer of 2011, and will boast a combined production capacity of 17,5m cubic meter of potable water.

Situated in the northwest part of Thi-Qar Governorate, the Nasser treatment plant will supply fresh drinkable water to over 81,000 people residing in Naser and the communities around it. The Ghammas plant is located 70 kilometres south east of Al Diwaniyah city, and will cater to over 84,000 residents. Both plants will utilize the natural rivers of Al Gharraf and Ghammas, both passing by the center of these towns.

“The annual volume of treated water produced by existing facilities in both cities is around 3,538,000 cubic meters annually which doesn’t meet the huge demand for clean fresh water,” said Moustafa Hassan, Metito’s general manager for Iraq. “Our expertise and work in other war torn countries around the world will heavily contribute to the success of both projects.”
 

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