Projects

Alliances and Public Private Partnerships

Energy Efficiency in the Jordanian Water Sector-Engineering and Implementation Consultant (Phase 2)
Client:
Fichtner Water and Transportation Gmbh
Year:
2014 - 2015

Under the ‘Energy Efficiency in the Jordanian Water Sector-Engineering and Implementation Consultant (Phase 2)’, ECO Consult was commissioned by Fichtner to assist in the ‘Implementation of Investment Measures for improving the energy efficiency of Jordanian Water Supply Systems’.

Feasibility Study and Work Plan for Establishment of the Highland Water Forum Financing Structure
Client:
Ministry of Water and Irrigation
Year:
2014

The Feasibility Study and Work Plan for Establishment of the Highland Water Forum Financing Structure (HWFS) project was funded by the French Development Agency (AFD) in close cooperation with the Ministry of Water and Irrigation (MWI) and the Highland Water Forum (HWF) initiative. 

Energy Efficiency in the Water Sector- Consulting Services for Phase 1 Energy Assessments in the Jordanian Water Supply System
Client:
Dorsch Holding GmbH
Year:
2013

The Energy Assessments in the Jordanian Water Supply System’s objective was to provide specialized technical and economic consultancy services to improve the energy efficiency of well-fields, pumping stations and booster stations for the domestic water supply in Jordan. Furthermore, it was the objective of the consulting services to support the strategic development of an energy efficient water sector in Jordan by preparing a development concept.

Management and Supervision/Oversight Services for As Samra Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion Build Operate Transfer (BOT) Project, Jordan
Client:
Fichtner Water & Transportation GmbH
Year:
2012 - 2015

As Samra Wastewater Treatment Plant receives more than 70% of the wastewater that is generated in Jordan. The As Samra Plant is managed under a Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement with funding from United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Jordanian Banks’ Lenders.  The plant has been operational since 2007 and requires expansion to meet the growing wastewater demands in Amman Zarqa Basin.  The expansion works will increase the plant’s capacity to 367,000 m3 per days which will be treated and discharged to meet irrigation demands in the Jordan Valley.

Consulting Services for Evaluation of Renewable Energy Projects under the Direct Proposal Submission, Jordan
Client:
Fichtner GmbH & Co. KG
Year:
2011 - 2012

The Government of Jordan through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) has adopted the request for Expression of Interest approach to develop renewable energy projects for electricity generation by the private sector, where applicants were requested to submit Direct Proposals including credentials and capability statements within a specific timeframe. The consortium of ECO Consult and Fichtner was hired by the Ministry to provide technical, financial and legal advisory services to assist the Government in evaluating and negotiating the received applications.

Further Advancing the Blue Revolution Initiative (FABRI), Middle East and North Africa
Client:
Development Alternatives Inc. (DAI)
Year:
2011 - 2015

The three years United States Ageny for International Development (USAID) funded Further Advancing the Blue Revolution Initiative (FABRI) will address critical issues that are driving change in the Middle East and Africa, since water plays a key role in the political, economic and social lives of nations and people.

Technical Assistance to the Executive Privatization Commission Supporting the Public Private Partnership Programme, Jordan
Client:
Sofreco
Year:
2011

ECO Consult was subcontracted by Sofreco to provide technical assistance to the Executive Privatization Commission (EPC) and the EU funded Public Private Partnership (PPP) Programme in Jordan. The technical assistance focused on reinforcing EPC staff and relevant stakeholders’ capacity in PPPs. ECO Consult was responsible for finalizing a training plan on PPPs and a Program Estimate to approve EU funds for training implementation.

Consultancy Services for PPP Transaction for Al-Azraq to Omari Road, Jordan
Client:
Halcrow International Partnership
Year:
2011

The Government of Jordan has embarked on a strategy to attract Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in various sectors in order to develop its infrastructure and enhance the efficiency and quality of the services provided to its citizens. The Al-Azraq Omari road is 48 Kms highway with two lanes and is in need of rehabilitation and expansion. The improvement of the road stems out of the fact that it connects Jordan with Saudi borders.

Integrated Solid Waste Management of El Ekaider Landfill, Jordan
Client:
WS Atkins International Limited
Year:
2011 - 2012

With the help and facilitation of the Mediterranean Hot Spot Investment Programme – Project Preparation and Implementation Facility (MeHSIP-PPIF), the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and the Joint Service Council of Irbid have engaged in discussions with the European Investment Bank (EIB) on ways to minimize the potential environmental risks emanating from Al Ekeidar Landfill Site in the North of Jordan.

Consulting Services for Truck Weigh Bridges and Axel Load Management, Jordan
Client:
The Executive Privatization Commission (EPC)
Year:
2011

The main objective of this project was to assist the Executive Privatization Commission (EPC) and the Ministry of Public Works and Housing in completing the successful procurement for the Truck Weigh Bridges and Axle Load Management Project through a Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement.

Conducting Feasibility Studies on a Number of Projects for New Government Accommodation, Jordan
Client:
Halcrow International Partnership
Year:
2011

The Government of Jordan recognizes that the procurement and subsequent management of Government property is in need of significant improvement. This project provided support and assistance to the Government and the Executive Privatization Commission in assessing the feasibility of delivering New Government Accommodation buildings through Public Private Partnership. The study completed technical, financial and regulatory assessments of the projects, and recommended the most suitable PPP structure for implementation.

Institutional Support and Strengthening Program, Jordan
Client:
International Resources Group (IRG)
Year:
2010 - 2015

The Institutional Support and Strengthening Program is three years United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded program that is providing technical assistance to the Government of Jordan to restructure the water sector and build capacity to enhance the sector’s performance, improve financial management, optimize water use, and reduce over exploitation of resources.

Feasibility Studies for Eight Municipal Public Private Partnership (PPP) Projects, Jordan
Client:
Jordan Local Governance Development Program implemented by Associates for Rural Development (ARD) Inc.
Year:
2008 - 2009

ECO Consult was commissioned by the Local Governance Development Program, a two years Millennium Challenge Corporation funded project that was administered by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), to conduct feasibility studies for eight potential municipal Public Private Partnership projects in eight municipalities.  The tasks included conducting market and feasibility studies to test the viability of the proposed projects and delineate strengths and weaknesses.

Wind Power IPP Project at Fujeij, Jordan
Client:
Charles River Associates (CRA)
Year:
2008 - 2011

As part of an international consortium comprising of Charles River Associates (CRA) International, IT Power, and Trowers & Hamlins, ECO Consult was contracted to develop the transaction process and documentation for a Wind Power IPP project in Fujeij area. ECO's role included providing local knowledge of issues relevant to the project, reviewing and conducting Environmental Impact Assessment, data compilation and analysis, completing technical studies and surveys, and supporting the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources in tendering the project, and selecting a winning bidder.

Advancing the Blue Revolution Initiative (ABRI), Middle East and Africa
Client:
Development Alternatives Inc. (DAI)
Year:
2007 - 2010

ABRI was three years United Stated Agency for International Development (USAID) funded program that addressed some of the most challenging water issues in the Middle East and Africa.  Development Alternatives Inc. (DAI) - as prime contractor - subcontracted ECO Consult on the program to work on the following:

Strategic Framework for Promoting Private Sector Participation in Municipal Solid Waste Management, Jordan
Client:
World Bank
Year:
2004 - 2005

ECO Consult worked on designing a strategic framework for the development of an Integrated Solid Waste Management Policy with regard to Private Sector Participation (PSP).

Private Sector Participation for Jordan Valley Authority Irrigation System Management Options and Feasibility Study, Jordan
Client:
PA Government Services
Year:
2002 - 2004

ECO Consult partnered with PA Government Services under this two years USAID funded program to develop a Management Contract for the distribution of irrigation water in the Jordan Valley, and acted as transaction advisor to Jordan Valley Authority on the matter.

ECO Consult specifically worked on the analysis of water quantity and quality systems engineering, financial analysis, prepared an asset register, conducted a human resources retrenchment study and facilitated numerous workgroups.

Aqaba Technical Assistance Support Program, Jordan
Client:
Technical Services Group (TSG)
Year:
2001 - 2004

Since the establishment of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) in 2001, ECO Consult was engaged in the development of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone as part of the four years USAID funded program Aqaba Technical Assistance Support (ATASP) Project.  Contracted by TSG, following is a summary overview of ECO Consult’s selected engagements under the ATASP project:

Strategic Planning Program (SPP) for the Jordan Valley Authority, Jordan
Client:
First phase subcontracted by Developmnet Alternatives Inc. (DAI) and second phase by PA Consult
Year:
2000 - 2004

The objective of this United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded project was to develop a five-year strategic plan for the Jordan Valley Authority (JVA) that would define priority areas for its future work, and introduce much-needed efficiency into its operations. The project was implemented in two phases over four years; the first phase was concerned with assessing the current situation, and consulting with all stakeholders; while the second phase was concerned with developing the strategy document and first year operational plan.