For The Pearl of Qatar, the most exclusive address in the Middle East, an invisible waste handling system is the obvious solution. The Pearl is a man-made island on the shore of Doha, spanning nearly four million square metres.
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
Retail and Amenities
Total Area of Development
4 Nos Avg 30 - 35 tonnes / day
Length of pipe: Main Net
Length of pipe: Plot Connections
No of Plot Connections
In-door 210 Nos, Out-door 165 Nos.
Main Net Jan 2007 – May 2009
Plots May 2007 – June 2014
8 Years, haulage included
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