Keppel Seghers, the environmental technology division of Keppel Integrated Engineering, has secured a USD 7.2 million contract to design, build and operate a wastewater treatment plant in Laghouat province, Algeria. Awarded by the National Environment Organisation of Algeria, Keppel Seghers will design the plant and operate it for two years. In addition, Keppel Seghers will provide a fully integrated wastewater treatment installation including wastewater pre-treatment, an activated sludge unit, as well as a settling and disinfection unit. When completed in end-2008, the plant will be able to treat 26,700m3/day of wastewater generated by 167,000 people. The effluent will be used for irrigation purposes.