Jordan seeks pipeline, small hydro plant at Khaw Reservoir

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The Water Authority of Jordan (WAJ) invites applications for pre-qualification to design and build a water pipeline, pumping facilities and a small hydropower project at Khaw Reservoir in Jordan. Responses are due February 12.

The water authority seeks the 1- to 2-MW hydropower project as part of a pipeline to carry fresh water from Amman to Zarqa Governate in the desert country.

On behalf of Jordan, the Palestinian Authority and Israel, the World Bank hired firms in 2010 to model the effects of a proposed pipeline to pull seawater from the Gulf of Aqaba to refill the Dead Sea and possibly power a 550-MW hydropower project.

With financing support from Agence Francais de Developpement of France, WAJ now seeks applications for pre-qualification to design and build a 35-kilometer gravity pipeline from Abu Alanda Reservoir to Khaw Reservoir, new pumping facilities near Khaw Reservoir, a 1- to 2-MW hydro project at Khaw Reservoir and a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system.

Pre-qualification documents may be obtained from the WAJ Internet site,, or the DG Market website, Invitations to bid are to be issued in March.

Responses are due by 2 p.m. February 12 to the address below, labeled "Application to Pre-qualify for Design and Build of Abu Alanda-Khaw Water Transmission Pipeline and Hydroelectric Power Plant." For information, contact Chairman Tawfig Habashneh, Special Tender Committee Secretary General, Water Authority of Jordan, Shemisani, P.O. Box 5012, Amman 11181 Jordan; Internet:

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