Pearl of Qatar

Pearl of Qatar
Project executed by
Envac Middle East
Project status
Qatar / Residential area

Envac's Pneumatic Waste Collection System enables vehicle free solid waste collection from residential towers, villas and retail areas across the site at a low operational cost.

The Pearl of Qatar is a free hold real estate development built on reclaimed land north of Doha city centre. The mixed use development is designed to accommodate approximately 42,000 residents and up to 300,000 annual visitors.

Envac’s four systems collect waste via 400 inlet points from residential apartments, hotels, villas & theme based residential zones, retail shops, restaurants, and public areas. As one of Envac’s largest installations this system is an excellent example of how a pneumatic waste collection system can be incorporated into a large scale master planned development.


United Development Corporation

Envac Scope of Work

Supply and commissioning of the main pipe network.
Supply, installation, commissioning of the collection station equipment.
Supply, installation & commissioning all feeder connections with plot areas.
Operation and maintenance

Design capacity (tons of waste/day)

135 Tonnes

Area of Development

Apartments - 14,000 units 

Hotel Rooms - 895 

Commercial Office space - 118,425 m2

Retail and Amenity space - 309,910 m2 

Total - 4,000,000 m2

Envac System

Collection Station - 4 stations each with a capacity of between 30 - 35 tonnes / day

Pipe network - length of main network: 25 Kms, length plot connections: 30 Kms 

Number of plot connections - Indoor: 210, Outdoor: 165

Operations & Maintenance - Ongoing, haulage included


Green Apple Awards 2011 for the Built Environment and Architectural Heritage


Basic project information
Project startup2007
In operation since2009
Basic system data
Type of systemStationary Vacuum System
System subtypeSVS 500
Application areaResidential area, Shopping centre
Design capacity135 tons per day
Number of fractions1
Number of inlets375
Total metres of pipe65000
Type of wasteGeneral waste / Rest
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