Spanish water technology company Idrica will be providing support for the contract that its sister company, Global Omnium, has won to operate and maintain a third of Qatar’s sewerage network, as well as its pumping system, treatment plants, Treated Sewage Effluent (TSE) network and surface water.
The contract has been signed for a period of five years and is renewable for another five. By using Idrica’s water cycle management software, the innovative GoAigua platform, it will be running a large part of the sanitation infrastructure in Qatar, together with its partner the Doha-based firm, MACE Engineering.
This is the largest water management contract ever awarded to a foreign company. The contract is valued at 50 million, and it guarantees the joint venture an overall revenue of over of 250 million during the period. The infrastructure to be managed includes three wastewater treatment plants, with a capacity of up to 200,000 cubic meters.
For several years now, Qatar has promoted water sanitation efficiency to solve water deficits. The Qatar government has positively valued the technology provided by Idrica and Global Omnium in its commitment to improving digital transformation and water infrastructure control.
Headquartered in Valencia, and with operations in Europe, the United States, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, Idrica is a leading company in the digital transformation of the water industry, providing services and technological solutions for managing the entire water cycle. The firm was born this year with a founding team of 180 experts around the GoAigua technology, which was implemented a decade ago in the Spanish water utility, Global Omnium, a major family-owned operator, managing about 300 municipalities and with 130 years of experience in water.
After completing this successful digital transformation process, Idrica launched GoAigua, a revolutionary smart water platform that catalyzes the adoption of cutting-edge digital technologies in water utilities around the world.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Idrica further accelerated its research efforts to combine its smart water approach with massive sewer testing, thereby helping local communities to better track and control the spread of the virus in real time.