Qatar Public Works Authority (Ashghal) awarded the consortium of Metito, Al Attiyah Motors & Trading Company and Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC) the contract for the development, design, build, finance, and procurement of a 150,000 m3/day sewage treatment works project under a PPP agreement (public-private partnership). 

The QAR5.4 billion project in Al Wakra and Al Wukair marks the country’s first sewage treatment PPP project. Qatar Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani witnessed the official signing of the deal.

Ashghal ppp

HE Sheikh Khalid Al Thani said that the contract of the STW project is a culmination of the efforts of the state to consolidate the partnership between the public and private sectors on the one hand and to attract and stimulate local and foreign investments on the other. This step also reflects the confidence that the state ties to the ability of the private sector to work side-by-side with the government sector to complete significant development projects in various fields, including infrastructure and water treatment projects.

Metito Chairman and CEO Mutaz Ghandour said that for decades, Qatar has invested heavily to improve economic, social, human, and environmental outcomes for the country. He said that the project is yet another milestone in the country’s journey to progress.

Metito has been working closely with Qatari stakeholders, developing projects since 1987. Ghandour said that being awarded the contract alongside other partners is a great honour and a testament of their commitment to enabling Qatar to achieve its ambitious water agenda.

Al Wakra and Al Wukair STW project

The Al Wakra and Al Wukair STW project will contribute to the achievement of Qatar National Vision 2030 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.

Al Attiyah Motors & Trading Company is the largest shareholder in the consortium according to Chairman Abdul Aziz Al Attiya, which means they provide an effective contribution to the capital, in addition to their decades-long experience working in Qatar.

Metito Managing Director Rami Ghandour added that impact investment is a key principle for Metito. He said that it’s an honour to lead a project that supports Qatar’s efforts to develop and implement a sustainable drainage infrastructure across the country. He said that Metito, together with their partners, will be investing the equity required for the project, integrating the latest technologies, with their investment reaching close to US$1 billion.

Through our experts, access to global resources and extensive knowledge of the local Qatari requirements and specifications, we are confident we are absolutely the right partner to develop this strategic project.

Meshary Al-Judaimi, Group Head for Principal Investment at GIC stated that the State of Qatar, through the Public Works Authority, has demonstrated its ability to attract international, regional and local private enterprises for the development of this important project.

Metito Qatar Executive Director Walid Oraby, added that they are very familiar with the local water sector and its challenges. They have a local workforce of over 2,200 employees and extensive operations in Qatar. He said that their understanding of local requirements backed by strong engineering capabilities and innovative technologies will enable them to deliver a world-class project.

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