ICE Qatar and Engineers Australia present lecture on the Inner Doha Resewerage Implementation Strategy

At a joint meeting of ICE Qatar and Engineers Australia, speakers Val Frenkel supported by Bill Van Wagenen, shared their knowledge of the Inner Doha Re-sewerage Implementation Strategy (IDRIS) Scheme in Doha.

Works preparing water storage facilities
Works preparing water storage facilities

The IDRIS scheme will provide strategic wastewater infrastructure to serve the Doha South Catchment Area.

The existing catchment is predominantly made up of shallow, small diameter sewers which were intended to serve low density population. Doha South Catchment Area is expanding and the land use is changing, with increasing population density.

The IDRIS scheme allows for construction of a series of Main Tunnels, Lateral Interceptor Tunnels, a deep Terminal Pumping Station and a new Doha South Sewage Treatment Plant which will alleviate the current capacity issues. The presentation covered the following areas:

  • Public Works Authority Overview (ASHGHAL)
  • IDRIS (Inner Doha Re-sewerage Implementation Strategy) Programme Drivers
  • Expected Programme Outcomes
  • The IDRIS Concept
  • Recommended IDRIS Scheme
  • Component Details
  • IDRIS Programme Packages
  • Schedule
  • Procurement Considerations
  • TSE – Treated Sewer Effluent
  • Innovative Technologies

About the speakers

Val S. Frenkel - (Main presenter) Principal Project Manager, IDRIS

Val has more than 25 years of national and international business development, management, and technical experience and deep expertise in water and wastewater treatment, water reuse, desalination and membrane technologies. He is a recognized industry expert with diverse experience in conventional technologies and all membrane technologies including microfiltration/ultrafiltration (MF/UF), reverse osmosis (RO), seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO), brackish water reverse osmosis (BWRO), membrane bioreactors (MBR), electrodialysis (ED/EDR), electro-deionization (EDI). Municipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment, industrial water reuse, mining, oil & gas.

His specialties include: Water, Wastewater Treatment, Water Reuse, Desalination (SWRO, BWRO), MBR, Membrane Technologies, Industrial Water and Industrial Wastewater and Reuse, Fracking, Flowback and Produced Water, Indirect Potable Reuse (IPR), Direct Potable Reuse (DPR).

Bill Van Wagenen – (Supporting Presenter) Programme Director, IDRIS

Bill is experienced in Program Management and Construction Management, leadership of a wide range of civil infrastructure projects world-wide including water, wastewater, transportation, military and facilities.

Currently based in Doha, Qatar managing a $4.5 billion tunnel, pump station and water water treatment plant programme for Qatar government.

Bill previously 2 and a half years in London managing a large diameter combined sewer overflow tunnel, and has previous international experience in Asia, Middle East and Europe.

Bill worked on the IDRIS scheme, leading the delivery of the $4.5 billion Inner Doha Resewerage Implementation Scheme (IDRIS), a strategic national program for Qatar to relieve sewer flooding and expand capacity in advance of the 2022 World Cup. CH2M is the program management consultant (PMC) responsible for the preliminary design, tendering and award, and delivery through 8 design-build contracts. The program includes 100km of large and medium diameter tunnels, a 60 meter deep terminal pump station, a new 500,000 m3/day sewage treatment plant and treated effluent return system. I transitioned from Lee Tunnel to IDRIS at the start of the DB delivery phase of IDRIS. Lead a program and supervisory consultant team that will be over 200 staff at peak construction.

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