Egis awarded Qatar Al Karaana lagoon contract

French engineering firm to lead on the rehabilitation of Al Karaana lagoon in the Al Rayyan region

Egis has landed an engineering, procurement and construction management  (EPCM) contract for rehabilitation of Al Karaana lagoon in Qatar.

Located in the Al Rayyan region, west of Doha, the lagoon covers more than 4km2 and is raising serious environmental problems.

Almost 60,000 cubic metres of untreated wastewater per day is discharged onto this site by tanker, most notably causing the contamination of the water table by infiltration, producing foul odours and creating safety risks connected with the transport of sewage.

The French engineering firm will carry out the rehabiliation work over a 23-month period on behalf of the Public Works Authority, Ashghal 

It has been tasked with identifying and qualifying the lagoon’s waters and sludge in order to appreciate the contamination of the water table and evacuate this waste to the appropriate treatment processes.

It will carry out the design of the wastewater treatment and the soil and water table decontamination, write the tender documentation, perform the design review of the plans and documents submitted by the selected contractor, and finally supervise the works.

This new contract gained follows another one awarded several weeks ago, also in the water sector: the extension of the Doha West waste water treatment and recycling plant.




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