Suez Environment agrees $190m Jordan water deal
Three year expansion project to expand capacity at As-Samra site
Following the news on Sunday that the As-Samra site had been the subject of an expansion deal with the United States’ Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Suez Environment have confirmed that they have been awarded a US $190 million contract to work on the site. The company’s subsidiary Degremont, together with partner Morganti, will undertake expansion works at the plant to expand capacity to 365,000 cubic metres per day, as part of a 25-year Public Private Partnership. The companies, under the name Samra Project Company, have been running the existing site since 2008.
Project funding will come from a $93 million grant from the MCC, together with financing from the Samra Project Company and a Arab Bank-led syndicate of banks.
The expansion project will involve the addition of two new treatment lines, to supplement the four water treatment lines already in place. This will increase the current sludge line by 80%, whilst a mechanical dewatering facility will be added to the overall sludge treatment system. The increased plant capacity will help to serve an estimated 35% of Jordan’s population.
The plant produces 80% of its needed power through hydraulic turbines and gas engines powered by sludge digestion biogas.