Total project cost of US$ 1.48bn
Qatar’s ‘Ashghal’ awarded the Consortium Metito, Al Attiyah Motors & Trading Company, and Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC), the contract for the development, design, build, finance, and procurement for the country’s first 150,000 cbm/day sewage treatment works (STW) project under a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) agreement.
The QAR 5.4bn (US$ 1.48bn) project, located in the areas of Al Wakrah and Al Wukair, marks the country’s first sewage treatment PPP project.
In a recent official signing ceremony held in Qatar, HE Sheikh Khalid Bin Khalifa Bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, Qatar’s Prime Minister and Minister of Interior graced the signing ceremony for this historic project.
The Prime Minister stated that the initiative of signing the contract of Al Wakrah and Al Wukair STW project is a culmination of the State’s efforts to consolidate the partnership between the public and private sectors, on the one hand, and attract and stimulate local and foreign investments on the other.
” Metito has been closely working with its Qatari stakeholders, developing projects since 1987, and being awarded this contract alongside our partners is a great honor and a testament of our commitment to play a leading role in enabling Qatar to achieve its ambitious water agenda,” affirmed Mutaz Ghandour, Chairman and CEO, Metito.
The Al Wakrah and Al Wukair STW project will contribute to the achievement of Qatar’s 2030 Vision to streamline water consumption and encourage the use of unconventional water resources.
The consortium’s scope will involve the design, construction, and delivery of KAHRAMAA facilities, including a primary substation, initial commissioning, performance acceptance testing, and 25 years of operations and maintenance.
“We are the largest shareholder in this consortium, which means providing an effective contribution to the capital, in addition to our decades-long experience working within Qatar.
We are proud to be awarded this contract under a public-private partnership for the next 25 years, with the local and global expertise that our consortium has,” explained Abdul Aziz Al Attiya, Chairman, Al Attiyah Motors & Trading Company.
“We are delighted to work in partnership with the Qatari government and our partners on this historic project. Impact investment is a key principle for Metito and it is an honor to lead on a project that supports Qatar’s efforts to develop and implement a sustainable drainage infrastructure across the country,” observed Rami Ghandour, Managing Director Metito.
“In line with its strategy to focus on sectors with high added value to the economies of the region, GIC has chosen the development of utilities and infrastructure projects as one of the most important sectors,” noted Meshary Al-Judaimi, Group Head –Principal Investment, GIC.
“With a local workforce of over 2200 employees and extensive operations in Qatar, we are very familiar with the local water sector and its challenges. Our understanding of local requirements backed by our strong engineering capabilities, and innovative technologies, will enable us to deliver a world-class project fitting of Qatar,” asserted Walid Oraby, Metito Qatar Executive Director.