Dubai Sports City and Veolia sign wastewater deal
Pair team up to recycle water for campus over 10-year period.
Dubai Sports City (DSC) and Veolia have joined forces to recycle wastewater.
The French water services firm – through its local operations and maintenance company Moalajah – has been appointed to manage, maintain and enhance wastewater facilities within the 50 million square-feet mixed-use development for a period of 10 years.
Veolia will operate and look after DSC’s own sewerage treatment plant, and the resultant high-quality recycled wastewater and treated effluent will be used to irrigate the vast array of sports facilities and gardens within the community.
This includes The Els Club’s 18-hole championship golf course, the ICC Academy’s two full-sized cricket ovals and adjoining practice pitches, plus the Dubai International Stadium, the numerous football pitches used by the Spanish Soccer Schools coaching programme and the rugby pitches too.
The large amount of greenery around the various communities within Dubai Sports city, including Victory Heights, will also benefit.
And the treated water will also be available for use by companies and communities outside of DSC, as required.
Commenting on the agreement, Dubai Sports City’s Chief Financial Officer Vijjay Sajjanhar said: “We have already been recycling our wastewater, but alongside Veolia’s local operations and maintenance company Moalajah we look forward to this area of operation going from strength to strength.
“With the number of people living and playing sport within Dubai Sports City growing rapidly, this form of recycling is the ideal way to ensure the environment for these people remains world-class.
“The contract was awarded by GIFM, who hold the Master Concession Agreement, based on excellent results achieved regionally and globally by Veolia and we look forward to working closely with its local team over the next decade.”
Xavier Joseph, CEO, Gulf Countries, Veolia said: “The win is based on our outstanding track record of providing innovative solutions for the recycling and recovery of water, waste and energy.
“Our pioneering systems produce secondary resources which further complements our collaborative activities in each region, enabling us to close the loop of value creation at every stage of the resource life cycle.”
Assets owned by Dubai Sport City include a sewerage system that consists of sewers, a pumping station and a sewage treatment plant which includes a Membrane Bio-Reactor with a capacity of 25,000 m3/day.
In addition, Dubai Sports City also owns a 800 cubic metre per day reverse osmosis (RO) plant adjoining the sewage treatment plant in order to supply polished ‘sweet water’ to other clients.