Contractors are required to submit a combined proposal package, including prequalification documents, a technical proposal and a financial proposal, by 16 April. Construction of the pipeline is due to start immediately after the contract award in July, and is to be completed in 2004. ILF Consulting Engineersof Germany is the consultant on the project.

Under the UN oil-for-food programme, Iraq supplies Jordan with about 80,000 b/d of crude, exported across the border by truck (MEED 23:11:01).