Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) has announced that the UK Department for International Development (DFID) awarded the company an USD 85 million, single-award contract for the Powering Economic Growth in Northern Nigeria (LINKS) program, the company said.
Under the seven-year LINKS program, Tetra Tech will assist DFID in identifying and supporting potential high-value markets in Nigeria. These markets may include renewable and off-grid energy solutions, waste management, and information and communications technology applications in the agricultural sector.
With a rapidly growing population and very high levels of poverty, northern Nigeria faces limited economic opportunity for its citizens and ongoing instability. The LINKS program aims to sustainably increase incomes and create jobs for Nigerians throughout the country. Increased investment is expected to raise the incomes of 3 million people and support the creation of 100,000 full-time equivalent jobs.
Tetra Tech will collect data, perform advanced analytics, and conduct geospatial mapping throughout the life of the project. Tetra Tech researchers will evaluate new business models, technology, and other best practices to help improve economic performance and reduce overall transaction costs. Tetra Tech´s monitoring and evaluation specialists will analyze data and share lessons learned, market intelligence, and insights with the private sector and project beneficiaries and stakeholders.
Tetra Tech is a provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. With 20,000 associates working together, Tetra Tech provides clear solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. For more information about Tetra Tech, visit tetratech.com.