Shurooq and Besix form Qatra JV firm to build waste treatment plant

Qatra waste treatment plant is in the Al Saja’a area of Sharjah

The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) and Besix will operate and maintain an existing wastewater treatment plant in the emirate, through a new joint venture company. Qatra will develop and operate wastewater infrastructure in Sharjah, with a focus on operational excellence and providing top notch service to stakeholders.

The agreement was signed by Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, executive chairman of Shurooq and Olivier Crasson, executive VP of Besix Middle East.

“The partnership with Besix broadens the Shurooq portfolio even further in keeping with our commitment towards investing in sustainability and creating a highly positive impact on the environment. The formation of Qatra is not only extremely beneficial in terms of Sharjah’s ecology, but also the emirate’s economy and we are delighted to be working with Besix who have played a fundamental role in constructing some of the UAE’s most impressive and recognised landmarks including the Burj Khalifa and the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi. Our common vision of delivering environmentally responsible services aligns perfectly with one of the five pillars of Shurooq’s development strategy,” said Al Sarkal.

According to a statement, the expansion of the treatment plant will double recycled water capacity from 30 million litres per day to 60 million litres per day, which will mainly be for industrial use.

“Besix is very pleased and honoured to partner with Shurooq, as part of our 40-year history in Sharjah. We now have a unique project involving innovation, technology, the environment, sustainability and water, and we are very happy to participate in the evolution of this sector for Sharjah, in collaboration with Sharjah and Shurooq. We also share the same values in aspiring to create long-term sustainable and profitable partnerships to support Sharjah’s development goals, and we are investing in a long and prosperous relationship,” added Crasson.


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