Over the years, Jordan has earned a reputation for its expertise in developing and remedying water, wastewater treatment and reuse infrastructures. 

Ain Ghazal, built in 1968, was the first wastewater treatment plant in Jordan. Urban expansion over the years brought residential areas closer to the plant. An aging facility, it had been declining fast, releasing odors, causing noise pollution and traffic congestions. Its effluence wasn’t meeting the acceptable quality standards and had to be transported to another wastewater treatment plant.

Jordan’s Ministry of Water and Irrigation and Water Authority secured funding from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to replace the dying facility with new septic tank and wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), built on a new site.

In 2018, European Ankura Consultant and Engicon partnered to transfer the septic facility to its new home. The new septic-receiving and WWTP site, built over 300,000m², is located about 20 kilometers east of Amman, next to the Al-Ghabawi, where Jordan’s largest solid waste landfill exists.

Engicon carried out the project’s feasibility study, including the technical, operational, environmental, social, and financial assessments, and prepare technical and functional specifications for tender documents.

The services provided also included technical assessment of treatment alternatives and reuse potentials, including a preliminary design of project components and implementation plans. CAPEX and OPEX estimates were also provided to evaluate the project’s long-term investment strategy.


 Services Provided:

  • Feasibility Study
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessments
  • Resettlement Actions Plans
  • Geological and Geotechnical Engineering
  • Instrumentation Control and Automation
  • Power and Electrical Engineering
  • Tender Documents
  • Contract Administration and Construction Supervision