Chennai-headquartered pure-play water technology company VA Tech Wabag is betting big on desalination projects across the globe and it sees growth potential in markets like India, North Africa and West Asia —especially in Saudi Arabia and Egypt — over the next five years.

The company said that it is fully prepared to leverage the opportunities in these markets as it has technological expertise in the field.

It also said that the company is focusing on increasing the share of international contracts in its order book to 60% from the current 50%.