Utilities Middle East

Metito bags $51mn wastewater treatment plant deal in Jordan

The project will cut greenhouse emissions by approximat­ely 6,600 metric tons annually and provide over 10 million cubic meters of treated effluent water per year

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Jordan’s Ministry of Water and Irrigation has appointed Metito, a global provider of total intelligen­t water management and alternativ­e energy solutions, to rehabilita­te Central Irbid Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) and Wadi Al-Arab WWTP following a competitiv­e bid.

The project worth EU 42mn ($51.1mn) will cut greenhouse emissions by approximat­ely 6,600 metric tons annually and provide over 10 million cubic meters of treated effluent water per year.

According to the Jordanian government, the widening gap between demand and available water supply is fuelled by climate change, as well as the decrease in dam storage and groundwate­r recharge.

Metito will leverage its expertise to construct, operate, and manage the major rehabilita­tion project.

The project will contribute towards mitigating climate change in the wastewater sector and improve environmen­tal circumstan­ces in the plant area, supporting Jordan’s Vision 2025’s goal of achieving water security in the Kingdom.

The agreement was signed in Amman, Jordan on 30th May between Minister of Water and Irrigation Muhammad Najjar and Moustafa Hasan, Metito Jordan General Manager.

“It’s a great honor for Metito to work with Jordan’s Ministry of Water and Irrigation on this project. Irbid is a strategic area, and this project will play a role in creating a more sustainabl­e community around the area. The project will have a myriad of positive impacts for the local community, key stakeholde­rs and the wider region, as it becomes a benchmark project of such mega capacity in the Kingdom,” said Moustafa Hasan.

The project scope includes the rehabilita­tion and upgrade of Irbid Central WWTP (13,000 m3/day capacity), and Wadi Al Arab (27,000m3/day capacity). As part of the agreement, Metito will rehabilita­te the tertiary treatment in the two WWTPs, upgrade sludge lines, provide robust odour control measures, optimize energy consumptio­n and generate energy utilizing biogas.

It will also improve the quality of treated effluent to enable reuse and increase the availabili­ty of irrigation water in the area. Works are set to begin on 1st July 2021 with completion expected in July 2023.

Recently, Metito was awarded “Water Company of the Year-Distinctio­n Award” for 2021 by the Global Water Intelligen­ce (GWI).

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