Industrial water treatment systems set for North Africa
24 March 2011
A Canadian company has been awarded a C$7.8 million (£4.9 million) contract to provide industrial water treatment systems to a number of areas including North Africa.
H2O Innovation - which has over ten years experience in the field - is to handle the design and fabrication process on a water desalination and demineralisation system for an unspecified country in the area.
The high purity water will then be used to run a gas-powered combined cycle thermal power generation plant.
Frederic Dugre, president and chief executive of the firm, said: "[It] will become a flagship international project for our company in a region - Northern Africa - where H2O Innovation counts on several industrial and institutional project references."
He added that the organisation hopes to use this scheme to help them build in the global arena.
Those running four irrigation projects in Malawi recently received $12.7 million (£7.9 million) from the World Bank in order to finish the programmes.