The Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) has embarked on a partnership with Ooredoo, paving the way for the establishment of cutting-edge water network infrastructure, along with the implementation of associated services. The first-of-its-kind initiative boasts a staggering investment of QR75,548,400 million over a span of 10 years, positioning it as a formidable force poised to reshape and revolutionize the Qatari water sector.
With the signing of this contract, a comprehensive communications network will be deployed to facilitate smart meter functionality for water services under the supervision of Kahramaa. This robust network will furnish Kahramaa with vital data encompassing diverse aspects such as billing, water network enhancement, loss collection, and other critical information at the management and control levels. The goal is to transform it into an intelligent network that stays abreast of the latest global technological advancements in this field.
The signing ceremony of the agreement between the two parties unfolded at the headquarters of Kahramaa. The prestigious event was attended by Eng. Essa bin Hilal Al-Kuwari, president of Kahramaa, and Sheikh Ali bin Jabor Al-Than, chief executive officer of Ooredoo Qatar.
This pivotal development follows a succession of strategic initiatives spearheaded by Kahramaa, each designed to elevate the water sector’s infrastructure.
Kahramaa president expressed profound confidence in the transformative outcomes that will inevitably emanate from this partnership. Foreseeing a multitude of prospects on the horizon, this partnership holds big potential for advancing the water system of Qatar. Aligned with Kahramaa’s strategic plan, which revolves around the water network modernization and the enhancement of related facilities and services, the ultimate objective is to establish smart cities that fully embody the aspirations of the Qatari society.
“Our paramount aim at Kahramaa is to foster a contemporary and seamlessly interconnected water sector. To that end, we embarked on a transformative journey years ago, leveraging cutting-edge technologies in network monitoring and management. This forward-thinking approach empowers us to responsibly and sustainably manage Qatar’s precious water resources, ensuring heightened efficiency, reliability, and overall comprehensive distribution across all regions of the country.”
Sheikh Ali bin Jabor Al-Thani said, “Today marks a significant step in our ongoing journey of leveraging technology for the betterment of Qatar. Our alliance with Kahramaa underscores Ooredoo’s commitment to not only providing world-class telecommunications services but also to playing a pivotal role in the nation’s infrastructural advancements.”
It is of significant importance to highlight that Kahramaa embarked on the construction of the smart meter system and the establishment of the requisite network infrastructure in Qatar almost three years ago. Leveraging the latest cutting-edge technologies and devices, smart control systems, billing mechanisms, real-time monitoring, and remote reading systems are seamlessly interconnected. This convergence empowers Kahramaa to achieve an elevated level of advanced management for both the water network and electrical grid under its purview.