Swedish consultant joins mammoth Disi project
Sweco to project manage long-running water supply network
Swedish outfit Sweco has been awarded the project management and supervision contract for the Disi Water Conveyance Project, which aims to transport water along a 350 kilometre pipeline to alleviate shortages in the Jordanian capital, Amman.
The Disi project is being carried out for the Jordanian Ministry of Water and Irrigation and will be built over the next four years. Water will be extracted from 55 wells in the Rum area of the country, which will be drilled to a depth of 600 metres.
On completion, the system will provide Amman’s 2.5 million population with almost half its water requirements.
The build operate transfer (BOT) will be handed over to the ministry after a 25-year period.
“Sweco has over 100 years of experience in conducting international consulting assignments and is seeing an increased need for our expertise in the water and environmental area,” said Mats Wäppling, president and CEO of Sweco.
“This is especially true in the Middle East, where our experts have been engaged in several similar projects in recent years.”