Al-Wehdah Dam

The Al- Wehdah Dam, which is one of the very successful projects of by Özaltın Construction, was constructed across the Yarmouk River in Jordan.

As a Roller Compacted Concrete dam, its body volume is 1.480.000 m3. The Al- Wehdah Dam was constructed to serve as a water source for Jordan, a country with limited sources of water.

Client The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Ministry of Water and Irrigation Contractor Özaltın Construction Co., Inc.
Location Irbid, JORDAN River Yarmouk
Type Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) Purpose of the Project Water Supply
Body Volume (RCC) 1.480.000 m3 Reservoir Volume 115 x 106 m3
Height from Foundation 110 m Height from Riverbed 84 m
Crest Length 485 m Number of Diversion Tunnels 1
Length of Diversion Tunnel 960 m Inner Diameter of Diversion Tunnel 7,5 m
Design Discharge of Spillway 8000 m3/sec Excavation Volume 4.300.000 m3
Conventional Concrete Volume 85.000 m3 Total Drilled Grouting Holes 132.600 m
Length of State Highway Relocation 10 km - -