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Iraq picks U.S. firm CH2M Hill for $170 mln contract

BAGHDAD, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Iraq has picked U.S. firm CH2MHill for a contract worth $170 million to help manage a waterinjection project, the head of state-run South Oil Co. said onWednesday.

"The South Oil Company has selected CH2M Hill to offerconsultancy for the management of the seawater injectionproject," Dhiya Jaafar said.

"The South Oil Company will be the leader of the project. Wewill send the contract to the oil ministry to approve it".

(Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed; Writing by Isabel Coles; Editingby Alison Birrane)

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