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DMT explores subsoil in the Dead Sea

The aim of the geophysical ground survey is to create a subsurface model for a planned pumping station.

 

 

The world's 8th largest potash producer, the Jordanian firm Arab Potash Company Ltd., is using the services of German engineering and exploration company DMT for a ground survey of the Dead Sea.

In the Jordanian part of the lake, the south-eastern area, depths, reliefs and coastal lines are to be mapped. In addition, the layers and sediments below the seabed will be explored and characterised. The aim of this geophysical ground survey is to create a subsurface model for a planned pumping station, which will transport water from the Dead Sea to the potash production plant.

“This highly demanding and interesting project supports DMT’s strategy of expanding our business activities in this region,” explains Prof. Eiko Räkers, CEO. The survey, including a bathymetric survey, a shallow water seismic investigation over an area of approximately 14 km², and a coastal topographic survey, will be carried out over a period of 2 to 3 months.