Sweco to Manage Supply Project in Jordan
Sweco of Stockholm has been awarded a record order –worth 12.7 million euros -- in connection with a Jordanian initiative to improve access to drinking water in the country’s capital city Amman, according to an Aug. 12 press release.
“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. This is especially true in the Middle East, where our experts have been engaged in several similar projects in recent years,” says Mats Wäppling, president and chief executive officer.
Jordan is currently struggling with a severe water shortage. The new water supply system will pump water from an aquifer in Rum in southern Jordan and transport it to Amman via a 350 km water pipeline. The water will be extracted from 55 wells drilled to a depth of around 600 meters. Sweco will manage the project and supervise the construction under a build operate transfer contract. The assignment will be carried out directly for the Jordanian Government’s Ministry of Water and Irrigation and will run for the next four years. When completed, the system will provide Amman’s population of 2.5 million residents with almost half of their water requirements.
The consulting group has 5,300 employees in 10 countries and recorded annual sales of more than SEK 5.5 billion in 2008. The company has projects currently under way in some 80 countries worldwide.