It’s one of the world’s most hostile and dangerous environments but now a Welsh company is bringing clean water to the capital of Somalia. Water technology company Hydro Industries is taking part in a project that will see its water purification system delivering a reliable and affordable source of clean water and waste management to people in Mogadishu.
The Carmarthenshire-based company is joining forces with Chelsea Group which is constructing secure living and working accommodation next to the new Mogadishu International Airport terminal. The compound provides a safe port of call for visiting aid workers, business people, politicians and diplomats.Hydro Industries’ CEO Wayne Preece said the company’s technology and staff had already proven their capability to partner with an organisation as demanding as Chelsea Group.
He said: “This collaboration will enable Hydro Industries to further deliver our products and services to some of the most challenging and hostile environments in the world.” The hi-tech water treatment firm was set up at Llangennech, near Llanelli, in 2011 and secured a partnership worth more than £1m to support water treatment plant developments in the United Arab Emirates in 2014.
Mr Preece added: “Hydro’s knowledge and expertise is founded on many years experience in the water and environmental industries. Our team here has successfully pioneered a number of firsts in environmental electrochemistry, for process-design and adaptive software-control: “We have designed, built and installed electrochemical water and effluent treatment plants for a range of global blue-chip companies worldwide for a variety of applications such as drinking water, ground water remediation and oil and water separation.”