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A hundred jobs are being created in the East Midlands with the creation of a huge recycling plant in the Middle East.
Technology company Chinook Sciences, based in Nottingham, has won a £300 million deal to build the facility in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. The plant, which will convert waste to energy, will be the largest of its kind anywhere in the world.
The deal will also benefit Chinook's many suppliers across the country, safeguarding 650 jobs.
The Government says it is the first major deal announced under a new programme of support to help medium-sized businesses increase their exports.
Today, Trade and Investment Minister, Lord Livingston, visited Chinook's command centre at Nottingham Science Park.
Around 200 jobs in Britain are to be created and another 650 secured after Nottingham-based technology company Chinook Sciences won a £300 million deal with the United Arab Emirates.
Around 100 of the new jobs will be based in the East Midlands.
The company will build the world's biggest advanced thermal energy-from-waste facility in the Emirate of Sharjah.
Trade Minister Lord Livingston, said:
"Our medium-sized businesses have the potential to be economic powerhouses for the UK. Their success is dependant on expanding beyond domestic markets. Chinook Sciences is a great example of a company doing just that."