With a view to ensuring the construction of the seawater desalination plant in Sfax, Tunisia’s Société Nationale d’Exploitation et de Distribution des Eaux (Sonede) has chosen three companies active in the water sector in North Africa.

These are Metito, which has been multiplying contracts in recent years for desalination and wastewater treatment in Egypt. The Guernsey-based company (a British Crown Dependency) will work with Tecnicas De Desalinizacion De Aguas (Tedagua), through its parent company Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios, as well as Orascom Construction, a construction company based in Cairo, Egypt.

The consortium recently signed a contract worth 200 million euros with Sonede, represented by its boss Mosbah Helali. It was also in the presence of Mohamed Fadhel Kraiem, the acting Tunisian Minister for Agriculture, Hydraulic Resources and Fisheries, as well as Shimizu Shinsuke, the Japanese ambassador to Tunisia.