Jordan to award Red-Dead contract in November

phase one will see about 300 million cu m of water pumped into the Dead Sea each year

Jordan's Dead Sea.
Jordan's Dead Sea.

Jordan will award the contract for its first phase of the Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance Project (Red-Dead) in early November, a government official said in a report.

The project involves two billion cu/m of seawater getting transferred from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea annually, reported The Jordan Times.

Estimated to cost around $10bn, phase one will see about 300 million cu m of water pumped into the Dead Sea each year.

A total of 17 companies are currently in the running for the project award. Construction is planned to start in Q1 2017, the official said.

The scope of work includes a seawater intake structure, an intake pump station, a seawater pipeline, a desalination plant with a capacity of 65-85mn cu/m per year, and a desalination brine conveyance pipeline.

The construction of two lifting pump stations, hydropower plants, and discharge facilities at the Dead Sea are also part of the planned works to be implemented.

The Water Ministry is studying the pre-qualification proposals and a technical committee is now in the final process of studying and evaluating the proposals.


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