Chennai-based MNC Va Tech Wabag bags repeat order for 63 million Euros from Tunisian firm

ByPTI

Published Nov 03, 2023 | 4:57 PMUpdatedNov 03, 2023 | 4:57 PM

VA Tech WABAG to set up water treatment plant in Tunisia. (Supplied)

Chennai-based water treatment company VA Tech WABAG has bagged a repeat order from Societe Nationale d’exploitation et de Distribution des Eaux (SONEDE), Tunisia. Worth over 63 million Euros, the order funded by the French Development Agency and European Investment Bank is for a new project in Tunisia. 

The order is to design, build, and operate a drinking water treatment plant of 345 million liters per day capacity in Tunis. The company made the official announcement on Thursday.

WABAG’s rack-record with SONEDE for more than two decades, combined with their technically superior and competitive bid, ensured this repeat order. This will further consolidate WABAG’s market position in the North African region, a company statement said.

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30 month-project

The project, funded by the French Development Agency and European Investment Bank will be executed over a period of 30 months. It will be followed by the operation and maintenance of the plant for a period of 12 months.

“We thank SONEDE for their continued confidence in WABAG with this repeat order. It was won amid strong international competition. And it gives us immense pride and happiness,” said the company’s head of marketing, Guhan Kandasamy.

He added, “WABAG, with this large water treatment project, continues its contribution to water security in the African continent. This plant will be one of the largest drinking water treatment plants in WABAG’s profile. When completed, it will be an important reference project for us. It will further enhance water security of the capital of Tunisia.”

Founded in Breslau in 1924, VA Tech Wabag Ltd. is focuses on desalination and water treatment for municipal and industrial users. The company has completed more than 6000 projects and is present across more than 30 countries.

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