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SWECO wins assignment in Jordan worth 6.2 million US dollar

July 1, 2004 | Press release

SWECO will act as adviser to the Jordanian Government in connection with a new wastewater treatment plant that will be built outside Amman.

The new plant, As-Samra, will treat wastewater from 2.3 million people. The project is the first BOT-project in the Middle East, where a private operator is constructing and commissioning a plant, which will later be handed over to the authorities.

“It has been a great challenge to be part of and develop the first BOT-project in this region and it is very exciting to continue to be involved in the implementation phase,” advises Per Johansson, Managing Director for SWECO’s water and environmental unit, VIAK.

SWECO has acted as adviser to the Jordanian Government in connection with the preparations for the wastewater treatment plant during the past six years. The company will continue as adviser during the construction phase and train personnel at Ministry level, who will be responsible for the plant’s operations.

“There is a substantial lack of water in Jordan. The water problems will be partially solved when the new plant is operational and the treated water, rather than drinking water can be used for irrigation”, advises Flemming Hansen, SWECO’s Project Manager.

The Contracting consortium made up of three companies, namely, Ondeo Dégremont Inc and Morganti Inc from USA and Suez Environment from France. They are responsible for the design and construction, during a three-year period and subsequently the operations, for a total of 22 years. The total invested in the project is around 170 million US dollar, which is financed by the Contractors, but with a considerable contribution by the US Agency for International Development, USAID. SWECO’s share is financed equally by the Jordanian Government and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida.

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