Scottish Water wins big Qatar contract
Doha, June 2, 2012
Scottish Water, a leader in waste water operations based in Scotland, said its fledgling international arm has won a multimillion-pound five-year contract to help develop Qatar's drainage system.
Scottish Water is acting as a sub-contractor to US-based consulting, engineering and construction services company MWH Global, which has been appointed by Qatar's public works authority, Ashghal, as management contractor for the country's drainage asset management programme.
The contract is aimed at helping Qatar ensure its drainage systems are of the highest standard as the Gulf state prepares for the 2022 Fifa World Cup, said a company statement.
A spokesman for state-owned Scottish Water declined to reveal the contract value. However, it is believed to be worth about £5 million ($7.68 million) in total.
It is the third contract Scottish Water has won since the creation of its International Division last year, said a top official.
Nigel Ayton, managing director of the recently-formed Scottish Water International, said: 'This is a fantastic project to win so early in our business life and it reflects the expertise we have built up in the first 10 years of Scottish Water's life.'
'We have been working closely with engineering partners MWH and we're proud to support and add value to this project in Qatar,' he said.
“Scottish Water International is a new business but it is already building a reputation, and enhancing Scotland’s reputation, for delivering excellence abroad. We enjoy world class standards in Scotland and have expertise we can share with the world,' Ayton remarked.
This contract in Qatar, he said, was a natural fit for its skills and an example of its growing brand.
'This is a fantastic project to win so early in our business life and it reflects the expertise we have built up in the first 10 years of Scottish Water’s life,' he added.-TradeArabia News Service