Qatari Diar launched the waste collection system by compressed air in Lusail City, one of the most effective and sustainable modern solutions for waste collection around cities and their disposal in a way that is sound, environmentally and economically feasible.
The system consists of a waste collection plant with a capacity of 60 tonnes a day and a pipeline network inside the 12km-long services (underground) tunnel connecting each of the buildings of the marina area and the pedestrian waste containers to the waste collection station.
In addition to 110 sub-connections (underground) to pull waste from the Marina Towers (110 Towers) and 135 waste containers distributed on the pedestrian walkways in the Marina area.
The system is controlled by a central control room to control all parts of the system remotely via the SCADA system.
The system automatically withdraws waste from the towers and pedestrian walkway waste containers in the marina area of the collection station, and upon its arrival at the waste collection station, the waste is separated into recyclable waste and non-recyclable waste.
After that the waste is compressed and packed in containers, in preparation for transporting it to the designated places by the authorities.
Assistant Undersecretary for public services affairs at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment congratulated Qatari Diar for establishing the new system, adding that the latter was a leading technology in the field.
Qatari Diar Real Estate Company was established in 2005 by the Qatar Investment Authority, the country's sovereign wealth fund.
The company's flagship project, Lusail City, was launched in December 2005 and is the largest city built in line with sustainability standards.
The company has a shared capital of $8bn, with 60 investment projects under development or held in 24 countries around the world, combining a value of over $35bn.