SUEZ awarded a major soil remediation contract in the Middle East
SUEZ is an expert in soil remediation in Europe, where it remediates more than 2 million metric tons of soil per year. This new project is the largest soil remediation contract awarded to the Group to date, and its first major reference in the Middle East.
SUEZ is cooperating with Qatar in its project to rehabilitate the Al Karaana Lagoons where almost 4000 m3 of untreated industrial and municipal wastewater coming from Doha’s industrial area have been discharged each day since 2006. By mid-2020, SUEZ will provide on-site remediation using a thermal desorption1 unit to treat the most highly-polluted sediments.
The contract also covers industrial and municipal wastewater management, employing the latest technologies for odor control, sludge and sediment treatments. The Group will also build new evaporation ponds to be used by Ashghal as emergency discharge systems for industrial effluents. SUEZ considers the site within its ecosystem to guarantee the sustainable redevelopment of this land: three 70 ha wildlife lagoons will be created, to contribute to the preservation and restoration of biodiversity.