Pasadena-based Tetra Tech Inc. was awarded a seven-year, $85 million contract from the U.K. Department for International Development to assist in sustainable growth programs in northern Nigeria.

The company announced that it had received the contract on Oct. 15. The program, known as LINKS, aims to increase incomes and create up to 100,000 jobs through sustainable practices throughout Nigeria.

Tetra Tech will assist in identifying market opportunities for renewable energy, waste management and telecommunications applications by collecting and analyzing data, and applying geospatial mapping techniques.

The firm will also evaluate new business models, technology and other best practices to help improve economic performance and reduce overall transaction costs.

“We are pleased to use our proven … approaches to support the people of Nigeria to achieve more economic opportunity and stability,” Dan Batrack, Tetra Tech’s chief executive, said in a statement. “Our advanced analytics team works throughout the developing world to provide robust data to policy makers to enable more informed decision-making.”

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