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British infrastructure planner Halcrow has been handed the owner’s engineer contract for Jordan’s critical US $1 billion Disi water conveyance project.
The Disi development consists of the construction of a 325-kilometre pipeline that will drive water from the Disi-Mudawarra aquifer to Amman, providing 30% of the capital’s water needs.
Included in the scope of work, which is set to be completed in January 2013, are 55 production wells, 120 kilometres of collection piping, 325 kilometres of conveyance piping, two pumping stations, four tanks and one reservoir, control valves and operation and maintenance facilities.
Halcrow’s role in the project, worth $8.3 million, involves project management, design review and site auditing.
"This is a great win for Halcrow, particularly during these difficult times," said Philip Bourne, Halcrow’s regional director for water and power.
"This project will keep us busy for a number of years and will help raise our profile as a leader in the search for solutions to the global water resource crisis.