Centum, an investment firm based in Kenya has signed a $3.2 million deal with the Dubai-based water management solutions firm, Metito (Overseas) Ltd to set up a seawater desalination plant. The contractor has one-year to hand over the plant to Centum.
The plant will be set near Centum’s proposed multi-billion-shilling housing project in the coastal town of Kilifi. An area that has historically, faced a serious shortage of drinking water, thereby making it generally unsuitable for the mass establishment of residential and commercial properties.
Now that Centum is eyeing to set up some real estate properties in the area. It had to look for a solution for the chronic drinkable water shortage in the area, and it didn’t have to look further than the plentiful blue Indian Ocean waters. The only problem with that water is that it is salty and unsuitable for human consumption.
Metito Ltd. was roped into the project given they have a long-standing history and experience in desalinating water and at the same time produces water and wastewater treatment systems. The firm has until September 2019 to hand over the completed project to Centum.
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