Metito announces new projects in Iraq worth over US$185 million
April 11 2012
IRAQ: Metito, the leading provider of total, intelligent water management solutions in emerging markets, has announced four new projects in Iraq, worth over US$185 million.
Metito is partnering with the Snafee Group, to supply the process design of three sewage treatment plants, in South Basra, Um Qasser, Safwan and Shat Al Arab, which represent a combined contract total worth over US$10 million.
Metito will also undertake all engineering requirements for the plants, including selection and supply of the mechanical and electrical equipment.
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“Water shortages continue to plague Iraq, with droughts and lack of access to clean, safe drinking water affecting an estimated 7.6 million Iraqis, according to a report by UNESCO in 2010”, explains Mustafa Hasan, General Manager of Metito Jordan, Iraq and Syria.
“Tackling this shortage has been a matter of grave importance for the Iraq government and Metito is keen on working on projects such as these to help alleviate this shortage and give access to vital water supplies”.
Metito has also been recently awarded a contract worth US$ 9 million to upgrade the main Freeha Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in the holy city of Karbala. These developments are the latest in a long line of large scale projects Metito has leant its expertise to in over 30 years of operations in Iraq and 50 years of refined operational experience around the globe.
Metito is the leader and provider of choice for total intelligent water management solutions in the emerging markets with operations covering three business areas: design and build, specialty chemicals, and utilities. With over fifty years of operational experience, the group provides customized, comprehensive and advanced solutions across the full spectrum of its industry, from clean to dirty water.
With a mission to sustain the world’s water resources, Metito provides effective water management and treatment systems that can reconcile the ever growing water demand and the dwindling natural resources. Committed to a cleaner environment, Metito endeavours to utilise its world-class global knowhow to provide millions of people across the globe access to clean and safe water.
Metito is at the forefront of the water and waste water industry with a current global project portfolio in excess of US$1 billion and over 2500 employees across its worldwide operations.