‘Jordan to reveal winning bid in Red-Dead project next month’

DeadSea JeremyPiehler Flickr1Under the first phase, a total of 300mn cu/m of water will be pumped each year to Dead Sea. (Image source: Jeremy Piehler/Flickr)Jordan will award the contract for the first phase of the Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance Project (Red-Dead) early November, said a report citing a government official

A total of 17 international firms are in the race for the project, which will see up to two billion cu/m of seawater getting transferred from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea annually, reported The Jordan Times.

Construction is planned to start during Q1 2017, it stated.

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; a desalination brine conveyance pipeline; two lifting pump stations; hydropower plants; and discharge facilities at the Dead Sea, added the report.

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

A total of 85-100mn cu/m of water will be desalinated every year, while the seawater will be pumped out from an intake located in the north of the Gulf of Aqaba.

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