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ACES Jordan Completes Site Investigation for the Red Sea-Dead Sea Pipeline Project in Jordan

Date: 
19 Jul 2017

ACES Jordan has recently completed the initial site investigation phase for the Red Sea - Dead Sea Pipeline Project in Jordan. The objective of the proposed project is to stabilize and control the alarming pace of water level drops in the Dead Sea by gravitationally flowing seawater from the Red Sea. The Dead Sea water level is falling at a rate of one meter per year and has dropped from 394m below sea level in the 1960s to 423m resulting in several environmental problems. 

The proposed project will include the construction of a 180 km pipeline engineered to carry up two billion cubic meters of seawater per year, and pumping stations to transfer substantial quantities of water from the Red Sea to the south area of the Dead Sea.

ACES  scope of work for the geotechnical investigation included the drilling of 18 boreholes to depths ranging from 8 to 20 meters below the existing ground surface, 25 test pits, field testing including SPT, permeability, field density, field CBR, soil electrical resistivity, and soaked plate load, in addition to intensive laboratory testing. The project was awarded by Dar Al-Handash.

In 2009, ACES completed the subsurface investigation for the initial proposed design for the Red Sea – Dead Sea Pipeline Project. The geotechnical investigation scope of work included the drilling of 37 boreholes to depths ranging from 10 to 180 meters below the existing ground surface, 65 test pits, field testing including standpipe piezometer installation, permeability, and soil electrical resistivity, in addition to intensive laboratory testing. The project was awarded by Tractebel Engineering Coyne Et Bellier.

ACES has previously completed geotechnical and site investigation work for other major projects in Jordan including Al-Abdali project, Queen Alia New Airport, Jordan Nuclear Power Plant, Saraya Al –Aqaba, Hilton Dead-Sea Hotel, Potash Dead-Sea Dikes 19 and 20 , to name a few.

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Drilling Rig at the Project Site

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