Dead Sea surveyed for potash pumping station 07 Sep 2017

DMT News Release

The eighth largest potash producer in the world, the Jordanian Arab Potash Company, has employed German engineering and exploration company DMT to carry out a geophysical ground survey at the Dead Sea. The data collected will help create a subsurface model for a new planned pumping station to transport water from the Dead Sea to the potash production plant.

DMT Explorer 5 will gather data
DMT Explorer 5 will gather data

The survey will be carried out in the Jordanian part of the sea, in the south-eastern area. Depths, reliefs and coastal lines are to be mapped and the geological layers and sediments below the seabed will be explored and characterized.

“This highly demanding and interesting project supports DMT strategy to expand our business activities in this region,” said Eiko Räkers, DMT CEO.

The survey, including a bathymetric measurement and shallow water seismic investigation in an area of approximately 14km² and a coastal topographic survey, will be carried out over a period of two to three months.

The 70-year-old Arab Potash Company has Jordanian Government granted rights to extract, manufacture and market minerals from the Dead Sea until 2058.

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