FCC Aqualia has won a EUR300mn ($374mn) contract for the management of the sewerage system in the city of Al Dhakhira, Qatar for the next 10 years.
The deal represents the Spanish company's entry into Qatar after winning tenders in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.
A consortium of FCC Aqualia and South Korea’s Hyundai successfully tendered for the project consisting of design, construction, operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment facilities, wastewater pumping stations, transfer pumping station and collectors.
The new treatment plant located on the east coast of Qatar, some 60km from Doha, will handle an average flow of 56,200m3 per day and provide service to a population of more than 200,000 residents.
The project was commissioned by Ashghal (Public Works Authority) which is in charge of sewerage and wastewater treatment issues.
The new contract is the third for FCC Aqualia in this region, after the sewerage management contract in Abu Dhabi for the city of Al-Ain and the contract in Saudi capital Riyadh for enhancing the efficiency of the supply network.
With this contract, the group has consolidated its presence in the Middle East and become the most prominent Spanish company in the region specialized in management of the integral water cycle.
The tender-winning consortium will deploy the latest technology in sewerage and wastewater treatment, using more than 35km of pipes, with peak flows (with maximum wastewater treatment) of 168,000m3 and a wastewater tank with capacity for 84,000m3.