Metito, the provider of total, intelligent water management solutions in emerging markets, has announced four new projects in Iraq, worth over $185m.
Metito is partnering with the Snafee Group, to supply the process design of three sewage treatment plants, in South Basra, Um Qasser, Safwan and Shatt Al Arab, which represent a combined contract total worth over $10m.
Metito will also undertake all engineering requirements for the plants, including selection and supply of the mechanical and electrical equipment.
"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," he added.
Metito has also been recently awarded a contract worth $9m 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.