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Last Updated: Wednesday, 19 April 2006, 09:39 GMT 10:39 UK
Firm makes waves in Iraqi capital
A Murphy's wave machine in action
Murphy's Waves hopes to provide recreation for people in Baghdad
A wave machine could be installed in Baghdad's "first" water park by a Glasgow-based company.

Murphy's Waves is in talks with the developers of the indoor water park and leisure centre which is planned for the Iraqi capital.

An Iraqi delegation visited Glasgow on Wednesday to finalise the plans.

Murphy's Waves said its engineers hoped to start work on the project, the first of its kind in Iraq, before the end of 2006.

Work on the design and development of the park and recreation centre is under way.

Jim Stuart, Murphy's Waves international sales manager, said: "I am delighted to be involved in this project and it shows that rebuilding in Iraq really is happening.

"We have been working on the design and development of the proposed indoor water park and recreation centre for over a year now.

'Special project'

"It will be the first of its kind in Iraq and it is great to be involved in something like that. It is a special project."

Murphy's Waves is based at Hillington Industrial Estate.

The firm is currently building the world's biggest wave machine pool in Tenerife.

Mr Stuart added: "Our engineers are not too worried about going to Baghdad to work on this pool."


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