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Royal Engineers build Afghan water plant

The UK Works Group of the Royal Engineers based at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan’s Helmand province has established the British Army’s first ever water bottling plant in association with contractor KBR.
The plant is due to be handed over to the military by KBR by mid-February. It is expected to produce around 50,000 litres of water from early March. The Royal Engineers sunk wells between 90m and 120m deep to supply the plant with fresh water. The £11M plant is expected to bring the Army around £18M a year in savings from the cost of transporting water to the base from the Middle East and Pakistan.

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