Va Tech Wabag is winning new markets in Africa. The Indian multinational has just signed contracts for the construction of drinking water production plants worth 100 million dollars in Switzerland, Libya and Tunisia.

In Libya, its subsidiary Wabag Austria has concluded an agreement with the General Desalination Company of Libya (GDCOL) for the construction of three seawater desalination plants in Bomba, in the east of the country.

The contract includes the design, supply, construction and commissioning of three steam compression desalination systems. In this desalination system, the condensation of the steam causes the salt water to heat up and vaporise as a result of a pressure drop.