Chinese firm launches mega water project in Qatar

Part of the Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation’s (Kahramaa) aspiration to launch a water project to provide strategic water storage within its network system, Chinese construction major CGGC, has launched Qatar’s E-bid project smoothly.

Qatar's Mega Reservoir project aims to ensure seven days of water storage security for the expected demand in 2036.
Qatar's Mega Reservoir project aims to ensure seven days of water storage security for the expected demand in 2036.

Qatar’s E-bid project, by Chinese construction major CGGC, has been launched smoothly.

“The water supply line installation — the first node duration of this project, has been launched smoothly, 15 days earlier than planned, getting a good beginning of project management and laying a solid foundation for the overall project performance,” CGGC announced in China.

The first node work includes 11.2km of DN1200-1600mm pipe installation, covering 14 valve stations and 16 anchorage blocks along the line.

Eight months after the ground breaking ceremony on May 12, 2015, Mega Reservoir PRPSs (Packages E), contracted by CGGC No 5 Company and CGGC International Company, all aspects of the project have been handled successfully thus far.

To date, the suppliers’ audit, ordering, inspection, transportation, customs clearance, external corrosion prevention, pipe ditch excavation and other preparations have been undertaken.

The valve station and anchorage block construction is currently underway.

The joint venture led by CGGC has been highly praised by the project owner for its outstanding progress, high quality of construction and effective field management, The Peninsula reports.

Once Mega Reservoir PRPSs, one of the largest reservoirs in the world, is connected to seawater desalination plants around Mega Reservoir, an integrated water supply system is to be formed.

The project will help to promote safe drinking water for local residents, while advancing local economic development.

Located 30km from Doha, Mega Reservoir PRPSs (Packages E) includes five main reservoirs with 496 thousand cubic metres, one pressure pump station, 33.2km long main pipes and auxiliary facilities.

The anticipated construction period is 36 months.

The project is part of Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation’s (Kahramaa) aspiration to launch a water project to provide strategic water storage within its network system.

The first phase of the project will provide the seven days of storage for the expected water demand at horizon 2026, with five mega reservoir sites.

The second phase will provide seven days of water storage for the expected demand in 2036 by adding additional reservoirs within the five mega reservoirs sites.

 

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