Three-company Consortium including Hitachi to provide Iraq's largest level of capacity of water purification facilities

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Hitachi, announced that a consortium comprising three companies - Hitachi, OTV (a water processing plant manufacturer and subsidiary of the French environmental service company Veolia Environment), and The Arab Contractors (a nationally owned construction company in Egypt) - has received a comprehensive order from the Iraqi Ministry of Municipalities and Public Works for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of a large-scale water treatment desalination plant in Basrah, in the south of Iraq. The order will also include Operation and Maintenance (O&M) management for a period of five years. The value of the order will total over 25 billion yen, and Hitachi will oversee the project as the leader of the three-company consortium. Construction is scheduled to begin in February 2014, with completion scheduled for July 2016.
Hitachi has undertaken business measures tied into infrastructure export activities being rolled out by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. These measures were instrumental in securing this order.

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