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Weathering the storm for the FIFA World Cup

02 April 2024

Less than two months before the kick-off of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) was faced with the significant task of implementing a robust stormwater management system within its established infrastructure. To meet the tight deadline, Ashghal turned to Ovarro’s remote monitoring solution for support.

Ashghal is in charge of the planning, design, procurement, construction, delivery and asset management of all infrastructure projects and public buildings for Qatar, the hosting country of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. To implement the new stormwater management system, the Ashghal Drainage Networks Operation & Maintenance Centralised Control Section (DNOM CCS) team worked with an operation and maintenance (O&M) contractor, in collaboration with Ovarro.

The system's deployment covered 70 key locations, including the tournament’s eight cutting-edge stadiums and populous areas, to deliver a safe and vital infrastructure. Ovarro's TBox LT2 remote telemetry unit (RTU) played a pivotal role, offering real-time monitoring with robust cybersecurity features and seamless integration. 

Read the full article in DPA's April issue

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