Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has invited firms to bid by 9 July for a contract to provide, integrate and maintain an integrated supervisory control and data acquisition (Scada) system that would comprise a drainage network management centre (DNMC).

Apart from the supply and maintenance of a state-of-the-art Scada system, the scope of work has other components including systems for:

  • Cyber security
  • Integrated communication and control
  • Geographic information
  • Decision support
  • Data archiving
  • Network management
  • Change management

The scope also includes the integration of the following systems to the DNMC:

  • CCTV
  • Building management
  • Weather
  • All of Ashghal’s business systems
  • Dynamic display

It is understood that Ashghal has two existing Scada systems in place with a third one under development.

The first system monitors and controls the country’s pumping stations, while the second one is utilised to monitor and control valve chambers and flow of the treated sewage effluent (TSE). The third system is utilised for real-time monitoring of the foul and surface ground water networks.

The project aims to integrate all the Scada systems and improve the capabilities of Ashghal’s Drainage Network Operations and Maintenance Department.