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Doha West desalination project to produce 60 million gallons daily

The project, set to begin commercial operation in 2026, involves supplying and installing reverse osmosis equipment for seawater desalination.

  • The winning contractor will handle station operations, equipment provision, and maintenance, including increasing water alkalinity, supplying mechanical and electrical equipment, measurement devices, control systems, and treating seawater redness.

Informed sources at the Ministry of Electricity, Water, and Renewable Energy revealed that a contract tender has been issued for the second phase of the Doha West station project.

This project involves supplying and installing equipment for seawater desalination via reverse osmosis, aiming to produce 60 million imperial gallons of fresh water per day. This output will bolster the strategic water reserve and ensure a steady supply of water for future industrial expansions and new residential areas, according to Al Rai newspaper.

The sources explained that the ministry has completed the processing and preparation of documents for the project tender, to be presented through the Central Agency for Public Tenders during the current year. The project has been included in the ministry’s annual plan for 2024-2025, and it is expected that commercial operation of the station will commence in 2026, as per the ministry’s plans and programs.

The sources added that the winning contractor will be responsible for supplying, operating, and maintaining the station, as well as providing equipment to increase the alkalinity of the produced water, mechanical and electrical equipment, measurement and control devices, and equipment for treating seawater redness.

New ministry service building set for Al-Mutlaa area

On the other hand, sources reported that a service building for the ministry will be constructed in the Al-Mutlaa area, in parallel with projects implemented by government agencies in the new residential area. They explained that the new building will house all of the ministry’s technical services, distribution networks, customer service, and water operation and maintenance.

The sources stated that the planned administrative building is included in the ministry’s plan with the aim of providing services to the region’s residents.

Since it is a remote area, this will save time and effort for citizens who would otherwise have to visit the ministry’s headquarters or other branches far from the region to complete their transactions.

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