Scottish water's fledgling international arm has won a multi-million dollar contract to help Qatar ensure its drainage systems are of the highest standard as the Gulf state prepares for the 2022 Fifa World Cup.
Scottish Water is acting as a sub-contractor to US-headquartered consulting, engineering and construction services company MWH Global, which has been appointed by Qatar's public works authority, Ashghal, as management contractor for the Gulf state's drainage asset management programme.
The programme is part of Qatar's National Vision 2030 infrastructure investments including highways, interchanges, railways, utilities and related services. It is expected that work will begin immediately.
MWH and Scottish Water will manage the full operation and maintenance of all drainage assets including the wastewater treatment and collection systems, treated sewage effluent systems, stormwater and surface groundwater systems.
"MWH is bringing together a team of international experts and the latest asset management technology to help the Qatar Public Works Authority achieve its rapid expansion plans and develop this significant wet infrastructure project," said Alan Krause, MWH Global president and CEO.
"We look forward to the opportunity to serve the needs of the citizens of Qatar to help meet the objectives of their National Development Strategy and facilitate the development of their drainage infrastructure," he added.
MWH Global is a strategic consulting, technical engineering and construction services firm with 7,500 employees in 35 countries.
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