Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) has announced the completion of its wastewater treatment station becoming one of the first in the country to use innovative reverse osmosis.
This has enabled the organisation to achieve self-sufficiency in water supplies for irrigation and cooling of the facilities.
The new purification station has average capacity to treat 27,500 cubic metres per day and will be fully operational at the beginning of October 2017.
The major update to AZF’s water supply technology marks a high point in the organisation’s move to meet Qatar’s national strategic objectives of sound natural resource management, while making use of the latest technology to improve systems.
Mohamed al-Meer, chief capital projects officer, said, “The station will help decrease the environmental and economic impact of waste water and marks a step forward on our path to becoming a responsible corporate citizen. The development of new solutions and the delivery of outstanding results for both our local community and our world-class facilities at AZF is what propels us forward and supports our place as a favourite destination for international athletes and teams.”
The new underground station stretches across 3,900sqm of land and covers the daily water requirements of AZF, with an average output of 15,000 cubic metres of purified water.The output could be increased by 25% if needed.
The water purification station was designed to fit seamlessly with the smooth structure of Aspire Park. Its surface will have a parking area that can accommodate up to 70 vehicles.
The station utilises reverse osmosis, an environmentally-friendly purification technology that removes molecules from water through multi-stage filters. This technology is widely used in many developed countries such as Japan, Singapore and France.
The choice of this technology followed a thorough investigation and consultation with international experts, including several French firms who provided technology that guarantees the highest levels of quality and environmental safety.
Qatar’s Ministry of Municipality and Environment and Ashghal played a significant role in bringing this project to completion by contributing their support and expertise in a variety of areas.
AZF is planning to execute similar projects in collaboration with several Qatari organisations to share its knowledge and experience in building one the largest water purification stations in Qatar.