Red Sea – Dead Sea tender includes desalination plant
Ambitious plans to join two oceans and transport billions of cubic metres of water per year have finally moved forward with a tender launched by Jordan’s government...
Ambitious plans to join two oceans and transport billions of cubic metres of water per year have finally moved forward with a tender launched by Jordan’s government.
The Ministry of Water and Irrigation (MWI)/Jordan Valley Authority (JVA) is seeking prequalification documents for the first phase of the Red Sea – Dead Sea project on a Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) basis.
This follows the signing of a memorandum of understanding signed in December 2013 at the World Bank and a bi-lateral agreement signed in February 2015.
The project will include a 180-killometre pipeline to transfer water and desalination plant brine from the Read Sea to the Dead Sea.
Included in the plans is a 65 million m3/year desalination plant, which will eventually be expanded to 85 million m3/year. Assuming 340 days per year operation, this will amount to 191,200 m3/day to 250,000 m3/day, respectively.
The plant will include feedwater pre-treatment, product water post-treatment systems and a desalinated water storage reservoir.
The winning company will be expected to establish a special purpose company under Jordanian law for the implementation of the project, including responsibility for arranging and securing finance.
The final submission date for prequalification documents will be March 30, 2016.
More information on the project announcement can be found here.