Ashgal awards US$ 221.6 mn wastewater reclycing plant contract

Posted on 18th December 2014

Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has awarded a US$ 221.6 million contract to expand the Doha West wastewater treatment recycling plant.


The deal has been struck with Suez Environnement, through its subsidiary Degrémont, in consortium with its Japanese partner Marubeni Corporation. Suez Environnement will receive US$ 177 million from the total contract, according to news reports on Construction Week Online.

The expansion will increase the plant's treatment capacity by an additional 105,000 cubic meters/day to 280,000 cubic meters/day. Over the term of the contract, the plant will be able to manage the wastewater of 1,040,000 population equivalent from Doha city.

The project follows the two contracts signed in 2005 for the design, construction and 10-year operation of a 135,000 cubic meters per day plant, then in 2011 for its first expansion to 175,000 cubic meters/day to serve a population estimated at 650,000 inhabitants. Located 20 kilometers west of Doha, the plant has been in operation since March 2010. The 2011 expansion was completed in late 2012.

Suez Environnement will oversee the plant's operation until 2020.

"We are proud of Ashghal 's renewed trust for this Doha West plant expansion after having built the two prior ones. This new contract acknowledges our capacity to offer, deliver and then operate efficient facilities tailored to the local challenges of population growth and protection of resources," said Rémi Lantier, CEO of Degrémont.

The contract strengthens the presence of Suez Environnement in Qatar where it also designed and built wastewater treatment facilities for Barwa City (50,000 inhabitants) and Lusail (250,000 inhabitants), which use treated water to re-vegetate desert parcels of land and, over time, to maintain green spaces throughout the artificial Pearl Island.

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