The residents of Jordan’s capital Amman mostly use water that’s been transported in a pipeline from aquifers in its southern region. Dams filled by sporadic winter rainfall and a few small rivers in the northern areas of Jordan play a partial role in satisfying the national demand for water.

In 2008, the Jordan Valley Authority contracted the JV of ENERGOPROJEKT/Engicon for conducting the engineering design works and Construction Supervision for the Kufranja dam. The job for designing the concrete-faced rock-fill dam across the Kufranja river in northern Jordan, included the design, feasibility study, environmental impact assessment, preparation of tender documents, and construction supervision. The towns and villages in Ajloun, the area where the dam is located, have the lowest water supply in the country.

Engicon supplied the designs for drilling and grouting, the cofferdams, and river diversion tunnels, as well as the side channel spillway chute, flip bucket and the erection of embedded metalwork. Engicon was also assigned the design of installation and commissioning of instruments to the permanent monitoring of the dam and appurtenant structures.

The erection, installation and testing of all metalwork, mechanical and electrical equipment of these structures were also part of the job. The dam, with 6 million cubic-meters in capacity, was the first of its kind in Jordan. It measures 88 meters in height and 282 meters in length and cost $30-million to build.

In addition to all the above Engicon provided the bulk of the construction management services together with its international partner ENERGOPROJEKT.


 Services Provided:

  • Hydraulic Structures
  • Hydrologic Study
  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessments
  • Geological and Geo-technical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Detailed Design
  • Construction Supervision
Construction works on the dam