The project aims to meet the increasing demand for sewage treatment, as it will increase the number of house connections to workers’ accommodations, which will be connected to the sewage network. The project will also serve the new areas around the Industrial Area with the drainage network, including areas that belong to the Ministry of Energy and Industry, commercial areas and the extended areas to the North and South of the Industrial Area, in addition to other areas that are planned to be provided with services in the future.
The sewage treatment plant is located about 2 km southwest of the industrial area in Doha. It started operating in 2014 with an initial capacity of 12,000 m3/day. Ashghal has implemented the first and second expansions in 2015 and 2017 to bring its capacity up to about 60,000 m3/day.
The Third Expansion project increased the plant’s capacity to treat sewage flows was by an additional amount of 30,000 m3/day, bringing the total capacity of the plant to 90,000 m3/day.
The treatment plant uses advanced treatment techniques to produce treated water that conforms to the highest international environmental standards. Sewage water will be treated with disc filters, ultrafiltration system, UV treatment system and other technologies to ensure the production of high-quality treated water with minimal human intervention.
The project also included the construction of a sludge treatment system, an odor control system, in addition to increasing the capacity of the treated wastewater pumping to 90,000 m3/day.
The project is part of Ashghal’s plan to implement a series of expansions for the sewage treatment plant in the Industrial Area. The expansion aims to keep pace with the remarkable increase in the population and urban growth in the industrial area and its infrastructure.
Ashghal's plan includes the implementation of an additional expansion if needed in the future to reach a capacity of 120,000 m3/day.