Jordan’s First Desalination Plant Launches

Prime minister Hani al-Mulki, opened in the port sea of Aqaba, the first sea water desalination plant, that will produce 500 cubic meters of water per hour.

Al Mulki also attended the signing of an agreement to expand the Aqaba Water Treatment Plant, in addition to other agreements to implement the Wadi Rahma and al-Fidan dams.

He also laid the foundation stone of an investment project for the ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs.

The water desalination project at site of the Arab Fertilizers and Chemicals Industry (KEMPACO), which is fully owned company by the Arab Potash Company, is a model of partnership between the public and private sectors.

The plant, which was constructed over a period of 7 year, was built on the basis of build, operate, transfer.

Arab Potash Company Chairman, Jamal Sarayrah, said the station, with an annual capacity of 5 million cubic metres, is designed to desalinate Red Rea water with the support of the Ministry of Water and Irrigation and the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority

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