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Outotec and Sri Lanka agree drinking water project

 

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2010-11-30
Outotec and Sri Lanka agree drinking water project

Outotec has been awarded a contract valued at over €70 million by the government of Sri Lanka to supply a drinking water supply scheme to the area around Ampara in the east of the country. 

The contract covers the design, supply, construction, installation, and commissioning of a water treatment plant and pumping stations, transmission mains, distribution piping, and associated infrastructure.

The project represents the third and final phase of a scheme designed to provide treated mains water to over 75% of people in and around Ampara, and is part of wider efforts by the government to provide mains drinking water to rural areas across the country. Outotec delivered the first two phases of the Ampara initiative in 1999 and 2002. Completion of Phase III is scheduled for November 2013.

"Outotec's experience in managing projects across the globe was key in helping source and secure the funding necessary for the final phase of this project,” says Outotec’s CEO, Pertti Korhonen.

“Access to clean water will improve the quality of life of some half a million people in Sri Lanka.”

Outotec is a leading global provider of process solutions, technologies, and services for the mining and metallurgical industries. Its expertise extends across the entire chain involved in processing minerals into metals and is used in producing everything from ferrous metals and ferroalloys, alumina and aluminium, copper, nickel, and zinc to precious metals, niobium, synthetic rutile, industrial minerals, and sulphuric acid. Read more here or visit their Web site.

Outotec’s latest contract in Sri Lanka underlines the company’s expertise in water treatment and supply above and beyond its traditional know-how in mining and metallurgy. 
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