Hyder wins big Qatar reservoirs project
Doha, April 9, 2012
Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) has signed up leading engineering company Hyder Consulting to provide engineering and environmental consultancy services for a major reservoirs project in Doha.
The Water Security Mega Reservoirs project entails construction of five mega-reservoir sites and some 200 km of large diameter ring mains, said a statement from Hyder.
The scope of services includes pre-design studies, preliminary design, detailed design, tender procurement and construction supervision, it stated.
According to Hyder, each reservoir site will ultimately comprise up to ten reservoir modules, each of which may be the largest of their type in the world.
The reservoirs and pipeline network, with associated pumping stations, will provide up to 15 million cu m of strategic potable water storage, said the engineering giant in its statement.
The project will deliver thirty-one 73 million gallon reservoirs, whereas the current largest reservoir in the world holds 40 million gallons, it added.
The project is in response to the huge increase in water demand in Qatar as it undergoes an infrastructure and development transformation. The project is due to be completed by early 2016.
Hyder has a history of over 100 years in the Middle East. Originally as John Taylor & Sons, the company was invited to provide advice on Aden’s water supplies in 1904, said Hyder in its statement.
The company has also been involved in the planning and development of Doha South sewage treatment works for Ashghal Public Works Authority since the early 1960s, it added.-TradeArabia News Service