Pearl of Qatar, Phase 1

Pearl of Qatar, Phase 1
Project executed by
Envac Middle East FZE
Project status
Qatar / Residential area

For The Pearl of Qatar, the most exclusive address in the Middle East, an invisible, underground waste handling system is the obvious solution.

Qatar is the world’s most rapidly expanding economy and represents an idyllic home for over 41,000 international residents.

The first investors took up residency in 2009 and once completed, The Pearl will have created over 32 km of new coastline including 13 islands.

The largest of the islands will include the most luxurious villas, apartments and five-star hotels. The development will also contain over two million square meters of retail space, restaurants and entertainment facilities.

The automated vacuum waste system for the entire island has been designed, built, operated and maintained by Envac Middle East.

A contemporary approach to waste management

The system is one of the Envac Group’s largest to date.

Four independent waste collection systems that can handle 135 tons of waste per day have been integrated into the development. The system is managed by two waste collection stations and the total pipe network is 55 km in length.

There are 375 Envac waste inlets throughout the site, installed both indoors and outdoors.

United Development Corporation

Dar-al-Handasah, Shair & Partners

Scope of Work
Supply and commission main pipe net
Supply, install, commission collection station equipment
Build & construct collection station building
Supply, install & commission all feeder connections in plots
Operation, service, haulage of waste system for 8 years

Estimated waste/day
135 Tonnes

14,000 Nos

Hotel Rooms
895 Rooms

Commercial Offices
118,425 Sqm

Retail and Amenities
309,910 Sqm

Total Area of Development
4,000,000 Sqm

Collection Station
4 Nos Avg 30 - 35 tonnes capacity / day

Length of pipe: Main Net
25 Kms

Length of pipe: Plot Connections
30 Kms

No of Plot Connections
In-door 210 Nos, Out-door 165 Nos

Contract Period
Main Net Jan 2007 – May 2009
Plots May 2007 – June 2014

8 Years, haulage included

Current Status
Collections Stations Completed and Commissioned
Waste Collections – Phase 1 / 2 under operation - Phase 3 / 4 - Commissioned

Green Apple Awards 2011 for the Built Environment and Architectural Heritage

Basic project information
Project startup2007
System in operation2009
Basic system data
Type of systemStationary Vacuum System
System subtypeSVS 500
Application areasResidential area, Shopping centre
Final capacity per day135 tons per day
Number of fractions1
Number of inlets375
Total metres of pipe65000
Type of wasteGeneral waste / Rest