Water is definitely a strategic resource for Middle Eastern countries. Today, Qatar is committed to optimizing the management of hydraulic resources in order to solve water issues. The country has experienced rapid economic growth in recent years, which has led to increased demand to build, operate and maintain world-class infrastructure.
Our company’s highly versatile business model has enabled us to grow and expand into new international markets, consolidating us as a global technology partner. We started operations in Qatar in 2015 and we now have a workforce of more than 200 people, after a period of dramatic growth.
We are currently working in a joint venture (AVM-JV) with our local partner MACE, based in Doha, on a project for the operation and maintenance of one third of the drainage facilities of Ashghal, the Qatar Public Works Authority. This entity is in charge of the management and delivery of infrastructure and public services on behalf of the State, contributing to the overall sustainable development of the economy and society in Qatar. MACE, in turn, uses innovative engineering methods to offer a wide variety of services, which range from public infrastructure to water management.
Our company brings to this contract more than 125 years of experience in the industry, comprehensive international knowledge of smart water and the implementation of the GoAigua solution. All this expertise has been positively valued by the Government of Qatar as a key asset to reach new levels of digital transformation and water infrastructure monitoring.
Our country expertise, our know-how and the involvement of multidisciplinary teams have turned this project into an international benchmark. The ten-year contract is focused on the western part of the network, where Qatar’s largest water treatment plant is located. It has a capacity of 280,000 cubic meters per day, which could be increased to 350,000 cubic meters this year. Thanks to this project, GoAigua technology is ensuring the advanced management and maintenance of sewerage networks and WWTPs in Qatar.
The smart irrigation pilot that we performed in the city of Doha is another example of the commitment to digitally transform the water industry. Our goal is to help Ashgal improve its environmental sustainability and reduce its water footprint by optimizing the use of irrigation water. In addition, we seek to increase crop quality by controlling salinity.
In addition, we are involved in an innovative project based on artificial intelligence to foster environmental protection, in collaboration with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment.
Efficient water management is key in Qatar. Therefore, our goal is to guide entities in the digital transformation of water by helping them turn data into useful information for decision-making. This is the only way to ensure access to water for the entire population.