Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has invited firms to submit bids for the contract to provide post-contract professional consultancy services for the project to build a new pumping station in Doha.

Firms have until 15 April to submit bids for the consultancy deal. The contract will involve providing consultancy services for general project supervision, site supervision and quantity surveying services for the construction of pumping station 16, PS 16N.

Ashghal received bids for the contract to build the PS 16N and associated facilities on 18 February. The contract will involve building main sewer tunnels for interception of sewage flow from PS 2, located on the north side of Al-Meena Street, PS 7, PS 8, just north of the Ras Aboud flyover cornice crossing, and PS 9, which is located close to the C ring road.

The main work will involve building a new pumping station, PS 16N, and associated facilities on the site of the existing PS 16, which will be refurbished and will remain in operation throughout the construction of the new pumping station. Pumping stations PS 2, PS 7 and PS 8 will be decommissioned and demolished following the commissioning of the interceptor tunnels and the new pumping station PS 16N.

Qatar is planning to invest heavily in expanding and upgrading its water and sewage systems in the next decade as it undertakes its World Cup 2022 infrastructure programme.