Operation and maintenance of wastewater plants and networks in the West Zone of Qatar

  • Client: Public Works Authority of Qatar (Ashghal)
  • Project location: Qatar
  • Service: operation and maintenance
  • Joint venture: AVM – Aguas de Valencia Qatar Branch (QB) – Mace

The AVM joint venture between the multinational Aguas de Valencia QB and the Qatari company Mace was chosen to provide the operation and maintenance services for the wastewater, rainwater and treated water plants and networks in the West Zone of Qatar. This framework agreement was promoted by the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) and has an initial duration of five + five years. This project includes the wastewater (20,864 subscribers) and sewerage networks (229 km), the treated water network and the wastewater treatment plant, with a maximum capacity of 375,000 m3/day.



The project’s main activities include preventive, predictive and corrective operation and maintenance services; network inspections and cleaning; repair, replacement, rehabilitation and improvement works; the implementation of a customer service department; and incident management and resolution.

Moreover, Aguas de Valencia QB is introducing major technological and digital developments to enhance the operation and maintenance of the plant and networks. This has resulted in the implementation of asset management solutions, laboratory data processing, SCADA and process simulation.

Qatar has experienced rapid economic growth in recent years. This has brought large-scale investments in strategic infrastructure and, more recently, in operation and maintenance contracts. The government’s Public Works Authority, Ashghal, is responsible for the strategic planning, design, construction, procurement, operation and maintenance of water and road infrastructure which aim to contribute to the country’s sustainable development.

Aguas de Valencia QB (Idrica Qatar) specializes in the digital transformation of the water sector and has over 125 years of experience in the industry. In the AVM joint venture, the company has joined forces with MACE, an engineering firm specialized in construction services in the Middle East.