JPMC, Engicon partner to build phosphate waste water treatment plant

(Photo:From Jordan phosphate mines company website)
AMMAN — A memorandum of understanding to build and operate a phosphate waste water treatment plant at El-Sheidiyah mines was signed Sunday between the Jordan Phosphate Mines Company (JPMC) and Engicon Maintenance and Operation Company, the Jordan News Agency, Petra reported.اضافة اعلان

Engicon is a Amman-based engineering and consulting firm. The memorandum was signed by the JPMC’s CEO, Abdul Wahab Rawad, and Engicon Chairman, Tariq Zureikat.

Modern and advanced technology will be integrated to treat and reuse phosphate waste water by Indo-Jordanian Chemical Company for the purposes of industry and agriculture, with the aim of improving and preserving the region’s ecosystems.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Rawad said the memorandum comes at a time when Jordan is suffering a water shortage, and is searching for new resources for agricultural purposes, pointing to JPMC’s keenness to use the latest global technology to treat phosphate waste water.

Nearly 10,000 to 12,000 cubic meters of phosphate waste water will be treated daily as per the memorandum’s stipulations, Rawad said, adding that 70 percent of the treated water is expected to be reused for agricultural and industrial purposes.

Reusing treated water has an economic return, by providing additional quantities of reusable water, he said, pointing to JPMC’s efforts to pay attention to conserving the environment and improving industrial waste water management and reuse.

Zureikat said that the memorandum confirmed the responsiveness of the main partners in the water sector to work together to find alternative and innovative solutions to resolve the short-term and long-term water shortage issues.
He said the signing of the memorandum was a “positive” step towards a pilot project in Jordan to reuse water on an industrial scale.

Zureikat also lauded JPMC’s efforts and its keenness to adopt an “effective” partnership model between Jordan’s public and private sectors to develop technologies to address environmental challenges.

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