Heart of Doha - Msheireb Properties

Heart of Doha - Msheireb Properties
Project executed by
Envac Qatar WLL
Project status
Qatar / Residential area

Envac’s system not only collects 3 fractions of waste from this state of the art downtown development but it also tracks the amount of waste generated by each tenant thus allowing for a weight based charging system to be implemented

The Heart of Doha project, developed by Msheireb properties, is designed to accommodate an estimated population mix comprising 2,226 residents, 2,930 retail employees and 12,286 offices employees within an area of 303,243m2 of residential floor space, 253,906m2 of commercial area and 151,611m2 of hotel and amenities areas.

Envac’s system has been designed to collect 180m3 or 27 tons per day of waste divided into three fractions: 

  1. Organic
  2. Residual, and
  3. Recyclable.

This system is unique as it will be the first installation in the Middle East with access card readers and a weighing mechanism incorporated into the inlet doors.  This will enable the system to track who deposits waste and how much of it they deposit.

“The Gulf’s remarkable growth story has also affected the environment to a degree, which is why offsetting the impact of any development is at the heart of Msheireb Properties’ vision. With this system from ENVAC, combined with an education campaign for all residents, we can ensure Msheireb Downtown is at the forefront of the world’s ‘Green cities’ movement.”

“That aspect of education is critical to getting the most out of this system. Recycling, however, still isn’t necessarily upper-most in people’s minds, which is why we in partnership with ENVAC are also putting together a program which will put in place workshops on how to use ENVAC, as well as organizing visits to the collection center to see how the waste is collected and segregated.

“We are confident that through education programs such as these, future residents of Msheireb Downtown will make the neighborhood’s green credentials a real point of pride.”

Mohammed Al-Marri, Projects Director of Msheireb Properties

Basic project information
Project startup2011
Project completed2017
Basic system data
Type of systemStationary Vacuum System
System subtypeSVS 500
Application areaResidential area, Office
Design capacity25 tons per day
Number of fractions3
Number of inlets263
Total metres of pipe6000
Type of wasteGeneral waste / Rest, Food/Organic waste, Mixed recyclables with paper