The Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) recently signed a partnership agreement with Ooredoo, paving the way for the establishment of cutting-edge water network infrastructure, along with the implementation of associated services – a first-of-its-kind initiative in Qatar.

The ambitious endeavour boasts a staggering investment of QAR75,548,400.00 over a span of ten years, a formidable force poised to reshape and revolutionise the country’s water sector.

With the signing of the contract, a comprehensive communications network will be deployed to facilitate smart metre functionality for water services under the supervision of Kahramaa. This robust network will furnish Kahramaa with vital data encompassing diverse aspects such as billing, water network enhancement, loss collection, and other critical information at the management and control levels.

Kahramaa and Ooredoo

Modernising the water network infrastructure

This strategic undertaking aligns seamlessly with Kahramaa’s endeavour to modernise the water network infrastructure across the different regions of the country. The goal is to transform into an intelligent network that stays abreast of the latest global technological advancements in the field.

The signing ceremony was held at the Kahramaa headquarters, attended by its president, HE Engineer Essa bin Hilal Al-Kuwari and Ooredoo Qatar CEO HE Sheikh Ali Bin Jabor Al-Thani.

HE Engineer Essa bin Hilal Al-Kuwari expressed confidence in the transformative outcomes that will inevitably emanate from this partnership for the advancement of the water system in Qatar. Aligned with Kahramaa’s strategic plan, the ultimate objective is to establish smart cities that fully embody the aspirations of Qatari society.

HE Sheikh Ali Bin Jabor Al-Thani, meanwhile, said that this partnership marks a significant step in their ongoing journey of leveraging technology for the betterment of Qatar. He said that their alliance with Kahramaa underscores their commitment to not only provide world-class telecommunications services but also play a pivotal role in the nation’s infrastructural advancements.

Engineer Amal Rashid Al-Mansoori, Manager of the Information Technology Department at Kahramaa, said that following Kahramaa’s significant achievements with the smart electrical grid, transitioning from traditional metres to digital ones that offer precise, real-time readings across the network, they are eager to extend the advancements to their water distribution system.

Kahramaa remains committed to delivering top-tier services in Qatar’s electricity and water sectors. Our standards, aligned with the best international practices, reaffirm this dedication.

Smart transformation

Kahramaa embarked on the construction of the smart metre system and the establishment of the requisite network infrastructure in Qatar almost three years ago.

This project stands as a remarkable milestone in the ongoing process of digital transformation that the country is diligently undertaking, aligned with the objectives of Qatar National Vision 2030. Leveraging the latest cutting-edge technologies and devices, smart control systems, billing mechanisms, real-time monitoring, and remote reading systems are seamlessly interconnected.

This convergence empowers Kahramaa to achieve an elevated level of advanced management for both the water network and electrical grid under its purview.

Prepare to witness a shift as Qatar surges forward, leveraging innovation and technology to pave the way for a brighter and more sustainable future.

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