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Engicon assigned design services for Basra water supply

Engicon this month began work on the second package of the Basra Water Supply Project. The project will help provide the Iraqi southern city's 2.4 million residents with 614,000 cubic meters of fresh water per day.

The company was assigned as the lead design consultant, carrying out all engineering services required for implementation. The water supply project includes a large reservoir and pumping stations.

“This assignment is testament to Engicon’s strong water experience and its long-term presence in the Iraqi market, “ said Hussein Al-Kurd, Engicon’s Iraq Country Director. “Iraq has become a key market for Engicon in the past few years, and we look forward to expanding our services across the country.”

The design-build project is valued at USD 90 million. It is being financed by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and implemented by Australia-based Protechnique.

Engicon named among Top 225 International Design Firms

Engicon was ranked among the Top 225 International Design Firms by the American magazine Engineering News-Record (ENR).

The survey ranked companies according to design revenue in 2015 from projects outside their home countries.

“We’re extremely proud to be on ENR’s Top 225 list,” said Engicon CEO Tarek Zuriekat. “Back in 2007, our company made a strategic decision to aggressively expand beyond the Jordanian market. Achieving this ranking is testament to our efforts over the past nine years.”

The ENR list includes firms operating across all regions of the world in nine markets: petroleum, transportation, building, power, industrial, water, hazardous waste, sewer/wastewater, and manufacturing. The Top 225 firms generated $65.43 billion in design revenue in 2015 from projects outside their home countries.

Engicon is a multidisciplinary engineering consulting firm headquartered in Amman, Jordan. With over 400 employees, the company operates across the Middle East, as well as in the United States.

ENR is an American weekly magazine that provides news, analysis, data and opinion for the construction industry worldwide. It is owned by BNP Media.

Engicon CEO Speaks at EBRD Event in London

Engicon’s CEO, Tarek Zuriekat, will be speaking on Wednesday, February 3, at an event in London hosted by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on the eve of the Supporting Syria and the Region Conference.

The event focuses on the role of the private sector in supporting refugee-hosting communities. Zuriekat will be speaking about Engicon’s experience in the water sector in Jordan within the context of donor support for the Kingdom's increasing refugee population. He will be speaking alongside the Mayor of Amman and other dignitaries.

Following is a press release about the event form the EBRD website. The original press release, as well as the event’s agenda, can be found here.

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Enabling the Private Sector to Support Refugee-Hosting Communities

03 Feb 2016

London, United Kingdom

On the eve of the Supporting Syria and the Region conference, the EBRD is hosting an associated event dedicated to enhancing the private sector’s role in supporting refugee-hosting communities and strengthening the resilience of local economies

The half-day conference, to be held at the EBRD’s headquarters in London on 3 February, will be an opportunity for the private sector, civil society, officials from central governments and municipalities, MDBs and donors to pool ideas and plan further action to address these pressing issues.

The event will focus on the EBRD countries of operations most affected by the current crisis.

As well as highlighting the role of the private sector, the conference will facilitate dialogue between interested stakeholders and identify best practices in securing livelihoods for those affected and fostering commercialised partnerships to improve services and infrastructure.

The afternoon event, which will run from 13.00 to 18.00, will feature:

  • presentations by official representatives of those countries most affected by the influx of refugees from the war in Syria.
  • a session exploring the opportunities for and obstacles to creating employment and promoting entrepreneurship in the affected communities.
  • a session to look at sustainable and market-friendly approaches to upgrading municipal infrastructure.

Engicon Signs MoU with Jordan University of Science and Technology to Support Students

Engicon has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) to provide financial and technical assistance to students showing creativity in applied science and research development in the water and energy sectors.

MoU was signed by Mr. Tarek Zuriekat, CEO of Engicon, and Dr. Khalid Al Asfar, Director of the Center of Excellence for Creative Projects at JUST in the presence of Dr. Mahmoud Al Shayab, the President of JUST.

Mr. Zureikat stated that this agreement coincides with Engicon’s corporate social responsibility programs, which aspire to promote research and entrepreneurism in various sectors such as water, environment and energy.

Mr. Zureikat also added “the key objective of the memorandum is to support technology-based projects that introduce innovative products and services in addition to technological solutions”.

The project that will be selected in accordance to set criteria will be entitled to receiving technical, financial and logistic support from Engicon. Moreover, Engicon will offer financial aid to the students working on the project during the incubation period which aims mainly to encourage students and ensure their commitment to the project.

Dr. Al Asfar commended Engicon for its notable support saying “encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation is in the interest of all concerned parties and helps advance sustainability in the kingdom”.

Dr. Al Asfar went on to mention that promoting entrepreneurism and creativity among students, especially those studying applied sciences, improves their work capabilities and helps them bridge the gap between theory and practice.

Engicon Celebrates Students’ Achievements in Applied Science

Engicon, in cooperation with Jordan Oil Shale Company (JOSCO), awarded the winners of the Applied Scientific Research Award for the year 2015 on Thursday, October 1, during a ceremony that took place at the Hashemite University.

“Engicon is very proud to be part of this award and is always keen on supporting initiative and innovative projects,” said Engicon CEO Tarek Zuriekat. “We hope that such initiatives can cultivate a culture within our companies that supports applied science. This is key in tackling the challenges that Jordan is facing in the water and environmental sectors.”

The award, which was launched in 2012, is a partnership between Engicon and JOSCO and is presented annually in cooperation with the Hashemite University and the Jordan University of Science and Technology. During the last academic year, Engicon adopted several projects providing the students with financial aid to purchase the necessary equipment and perform the needed tests for their projects. Engicon also dedicated a team of experts to meet with the students regularly, providing students with feedback, comments, and information with the intention of enhancing the quality of their research.

The five winning teams have also been awarded cash prizes.

In the near future, Engicon aspires to develop and promote its contribution in the field of applied science through launching a program that supports entrepreneurship and start-ups for students at Jordanian universities.