Under the contract, the consortium, which also includes Metcalf & Eddy of the US, will build a 55 million-cubic-metre-a-day water treatment plant six kilometres north of the Dead Sea. It will also construct a 40-kilometre-long, 1,200-millimetre-diameter pipeline to the Nabouq reservoir, close to the international airport in Amman, to carry the treated spring water (MEED 16:5:03).
The design and build phase is scheduled to last 26 months. The consortium will then operate the facility for a further two years. The project is funded by a $98 million grant from the US Agency for International Development and $27 million from the government. The Morganti/Ondeo team is also the contractor on the Kherbet al-Samra water project.