Metito wins two Indonesian industrial water treatment projects worth $5.5M

Metito, a UAE-based international water, wastewater treatment and desalination company, won two major contracts in Indonesia to supply industrial water treatment systems in the petrochemical and chemical industries.

SHARJAH, UAE, July 28, 2004 (AME Info) -- Metito, a United Arab Emirates-based international water, wastewater treatment and desalination company, has won two major contracts in Indonesia to supply industrial water treatment systems in the petrochemical and chemical industries.

The award of the contracts comes as Metito is planning to significantly strengthen its operational capability in South East Asia. The company's objective is to turn its Jakarta-based regional headquarters into a fully-fledged operation with its own engineering centre from where it will manage regional projects, whilst still enjoying the technology support from the Group's headquarters in UAE.

Metito's head of Indonesian operation, Nabil Wareeth, says: 'Our success in winning these two new contracts, valued at US$2.5 million and US$3 million respectively is a step towards our goal of creating a much stronger and more active operation in S E Asia based out of our existing offices in Jakarta.

'We have already undertaken many projects in the region ranging from the provision of wastewater treatment facilities for fertilizer plants in Thailand to specialised water treatment facilities for the offshore oil industry in Indonesia.'

In the Cikampek area of West Java, Metito is establishing a plant to provide highly purified water from a demineralisation plant for the Kujan 1B Ammonia Urea project. Valued at US$2.5 million, the project is being undertaken with the local IKPT contractors, with Toyo Engineering Corporation of Japan being the main EPC contractor and consultant for the job.

At Tuban in East Java, the company is working on the Tuban Aromatics Project and is using its renowned international expertise in reverse osmosis technology to supply pure water for process use and boiler feed applications for the PT Trans-Pacific Petrochemical Indotama organisation.

The US$3 million contract includes the provision of a two-pass sea water/brackish water reverse osmosis system, followed by a demineraliser unit and a mixed bed polisher. Metito is acknowledged as the world's leading supplier of reverse osmosis and demineralization technologies that are used to help treat salt or brackish water and enable it to be purified for drinking, industrial and other purposes.

Other major industrial treatment plant projects undertaken by Metito include the Kertih Aromatics Plant and Melaka Refinery in Malaysia, and the Thai Lube Base and National Fertilizer Company Plant in Thailand.

Metito currently operates its European, Asian and African operations from its regional headquarters in Sharjah and has a factory in the Industrial Area and a chemical blending and laboratory facilities in the Hamriya Free Zone. Work recently started on the company's new global AED50 million headquarters at Techno Park Dubai. When completed in 2005, the facility, built on an area of 500,000 square feet, will house 500 engineers, scientists and executives in this strategic location off the main highway between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

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