Background & Overview

Place Vendôme is a mixed use development located in the city of Lusail in Qatar, covering a total build-up area of 1,150,000 m². The project has been entrusted to United Developers under the guidance of local investors who are experts in real estate, retail, construction, and contracting. Situated at a distance of 11 km from the centre of Doha, the multifunctional structure comprises three five-star hotels, serviced apartments, 560 different retail outlets, and an open plaza surrounded by cafes and restaurants, offering a view of a canal with dancing fountain shows. It is designed to bring together retail, leisure, and entertainment, making it an ideal seaside destination.

United Developers and the owners of Place Vendôme are committed to establishing an innovative and sustainable city aligned with Lusail’s broader vision. In pursuit of this goal, they have implemented a standalone pneumatic waste collection system (PWCS) to serve the mall’s waste management needs. The PWCS operates using a network of underground pipes to transport waste directly from the retail outlets and hotels to a central waste collection point.

Revolutionising mall’s waste management with pneumatic waste collection

39 inlets

serving the property

560 retail outlets

eliminating the need for heavy collection vehicles

10 tonnes

waste collected per day

3 five star hotels

connected with the PWCS

16 diverter valves

connected to chutes

3 km

underground pipe network

2 fractions

general/residual and recyclables

Benefits of PWCS in the mall

  • The system eliminates the need for manual waste transportation at the mall, improving user well-being.
  • PWCS reduces the manual labour required for waste collection and eliminates the need for large garbage trucks to navigate the busy corridors.
  • With hallways, elevators and corridors free of garbage bins and waste vehicles, the ambiance is more spacious. Developers can plan effectively with the empty space.
  • PWCS is designed to be environmentally friendly, reducing carbon emissions by up to 90% by eliminating the need for heavy vehicles and plastic waste associated with traditional garbage bags.

Commitment and value generation

The incorporation of Envac’s cutting-edge technology is a bold statement of the mall’s unwavering commitment to sustainability and innovation. By enhancing the experience for both visitors and tenants, the PWCS elevates the already luxurious ambiance of Place Vendôme to new heights. Its valuable addition cements the mall’s position as a premier destination for those seeking the very best.

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Automated waste cycles using advanced EAP

The plan is to boost resource recovery rates by using Envac’s Automation Platform (EAP). A two fraction system is in place to separate general and recyclable waste. Each waste type will be directed to separate inlets connecting to multiple vertical chutes. This design will prevent waste overflowing, a common problem in traditional waste collection systems. Waste will be temporarily stored at the valve until a collection cycle is triggered by a level sensor or a timed sequence controlled by EAP. Waste collection stations in the Envac system are remotely located, eliminating the need for waste collection trucks to enter the development. The EAP will ensure that the system operates efficiently by keeping energy consumption low, and machine learning will adapt to the waste volume during peak times.

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We want to express our sincere appreciation for the excellent partnership with Envac in the Lusail Project over the past year. Place Vendôme Qatar is committed to its guests and tenants, especially during significant events, and the Envac team has consistently delivered the PWCS works with positivity and rapid responsiveness. Envac actively engaged in the operation of the PWCS plant from the Lusail Command and Control Center during the successful hosting of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup last year. We want to thank Envac for their ongoing commitment to providing Place Vendôme’s PWCS projects with diligent and competent service. We look forward to continuing this important cooperation in the future.

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