Company is a JV between Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) and Besix
Qatra Water Solutions has said that it has nearly completed work on its recycled water filling station, located in Sharjah’s Bridi area. The new facility is expected to be instrumental in supplying local farms with reliable and affordable water and to provide reused water to a park close to the facility.
According to a statement, the firm already operates a wastewater treatment plant that treats more than 30,000cu/m of wastewater daily. The treated water is mainly used in landscaping and construction sectors.
“Today, we are focusing on expanding our wastewater treatment capacity. We target to double it by 2022 in order to cope with the increased population in Sharjah. We have pushed sustainability to its maximum by transforming a wastewater plant into a bio refinery concept where anything going out can be improved and reused,” said Gurvan Dersel, general manager at Qatra Water Solutions.
He noted that there is now an essential research and development partnership with the University of Sharjah and the Sharjah Research Academy, on how to reuse the treated water widely.
Dersel added that Qatra has also just started to operate a new facility that produces and delivers high-quality water for non-drinking applications, which uses the best water treatment technologies available. The facility is said to be the first of its kind in Sharjah.