Pearl of Qatar Phase 1

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

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

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 / 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 startup2006
In operation since2009
Project completed2010
Basic system data
Type of systemStationary Vacuum System
System subtypeSVS 500
Application areaResidential area, Shopping centre
Design capacity135 tons per day
Area size4,000,000 m2
Number of fractions1
Number of inlets375
Total metres of pipe55000
Type of wasteGeneral waste / Rest