Llanelli engineering firm's £150m Red Sea deal creates jobs

By Brian Meechan
BBC Wales business correspondent

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Hydro Industries plantImage source, Hydro Industries
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Hydro Industries works with companies across the world on high-tech water treatment

A Carmarthenshire engineering company is to create 50 jobs after securing a deal worth more than £150m to build a water treatment plant in Egypt.

Hydro Industries in Llanelli expect to create another 50 jobs abroad and secure work for the firm for a decade.

The plant will service an oil terminal on the Red Sea coast.

The company specialises in water purification and treatment technology and has worked on projects in Asia, the Middle East but also in Pembrokeshire.

The plant for East Gas Company, near the tourist town of Hurghada, when completed in 2021, will be able to process 55,000 tonnes of wastewater a day, making it one of the largest "produced water"' plants in the world.

Wayne Preece, chief executive of Hydro Industries, said: "The prospect of preserving a site of such natural wealth and beauty for future generations is a real privilege and our technology allows industrial progress alongside true high-tech environmental protection."

He said the deal would help the company capitalise on its breaking into a worldwide market valued at over $14bn a year.

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