Metito wins $12 million water treatment contract in Iraq
Wastewater manager Metito has won a 12 million Emirati dirham ($3.1 million) turnkey contract to provide a range of treatment schemes for the 800 mega watt power plant, in Hartha, Iraq, under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) reconstruction program.
The plant, situated 15 kilometers north of Basra was originally built back in 1979 and had four units rated at 200 mega watts each. During the 1991 Gulf war units 2 and 3 were destroyed. Only 1 and 4 are presently operating. The units are fuelled by light oil, crude oil or natural gas. Some water treatment equipment was also damaged during the Iraq/Iran war and the 1991 Gulf war.
Metito, a Sharjah-based company is working in partnership with the Marmarchi group as the local partner in charge of the civil activities and installation works utilizing local Iraqi manpower. The main contractor is US-based Bechtel International. Metito has already undertaken a number of major projects with Bechtel worldwide. Among these, is the Dh 56 million water and wastewater treatment plants for Nubaria Power Plant in Egypt.
Metito's turnkey scope in the Hartha project includes design, fabrication, shop testing, delivery, civil works, site installation, testing, commissioning and start up of a wide range of water units for the power plant. These include pre-treatment of the Shatt Al-Arab water, a range of chemical injection systems, double stage RO system, high purity demineralized water.
The project is to restore and replace all the damaged parts to put the plant in its full 100 percent designed capacity. Metito will also provide local training for engineers and other operating staff of the power plant allowing them effectively to use and optimize the high tech investment being put in place. — (menareport.com)
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