Firm secures Kuwait water station contract
Irish engineering consultancy firm Fehily Timoney has won a multi-million euro contract in Kuwait.
The company, which has offices in Cork and Dublin, secured the contract to design a major water distribution system in the country's capital city. It will also prepare tender documents for the project.
Fehily Timoney has signed the deal with Kuwait's ministry of electricity and water. The company will partner with Arab engineering consultants and Dublin-based firm Nicholas O'Dwyer to deliver the project, which is expected to last 17 months.
At least half of the total project revenue reverts directly back to Ireland, according to Fehily Timoney.
The new pumping station in Kuwait the partners are designing will handle twice the annual water supply requirements of Dublin.
Kuwait relies entirely on saline groundwater and sea water to meet its water supply requirements. It has no natural freshwater resources.
Average per capita water consumption levels in Kuwait are about 470 litres a day.
As many as 16 Irish jobs will be generated over the lifetime of the contract, according to Fehily Timoney managing director Eamon Timoney.
The company is also involved in wind energy projects.