Metito wins Qatar dewatering unit contract
Doha, December 17, 2011
Metito, a leading provider of total intelligent water management solutions in emerging markets, said it has secured a QR10 million ($2.74 million) contract to design, construct and develop trailer-mounted mobile sludge dewatering units in Qatar.
The contract was awarded by Ashghal Qatar, the country's Publics Works Authority for its sewage treatment plants in Doha, said the UAE-based Metito in its statement.
The project will allow for additional treatment capacity for plants with existing sludge dewatering units and provide sludge dewatering facility to plants with no dewatering units.
The plant will adopt advanced technology that treats sludge and at the same time preserve the environment, , the statement said.
Sludge treatment is considered to be one of the most efficient methods in maintaining a Green environment. It reduces the amount of organic matter and the number of disease-causing microorganisms present in the solids.
The final product could be considered as a valuable source for natural feretilizers, construction material, carbon upgrading processes, and energy production, according to the statement.
The first phase of the project will be operational by next year, with the other phases expected to be completed by 2014, said a top Metito official.
Walid Oraby, general manager of Metito Qatar and Bahrain said; 'This project among others, cements our dedication to play an effective role in developing Qatar directly through our core businesses and efforts to align that with preserving the environments we work in.'
Along with the designing, constructing and regular maintenance of the plant, Metito will also be developing an employee induction program, following the handover of the plant.
This program is a sustainable effort to help ensure employees are well equipped to run and manage the plant efficiently, he added.-TradeArabia News Service