Qatar’s sustainable stadium
Qatar will host the World Cup with climate in mind — well, at least in one stadium: Qatar’s Lusail Stadium, one of eight venues set to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup in November, was built with sustainability in mind, according to Doha News. The stadium utilizes recycled water to irrigate the field and its surrounding plants use far less water than do traditional stadiums. The roof of the stadium was similarly built to limit reliance on cooling systems by providing enough shade, the news outlet notes. Lusail was awarded a five-star rating for its design, build and construction under the Global Sustainability Assessment System, according to FIFA.
OTHER STORIES WORTH NOTING IN BRIEF:
- KSA’s mega city Neom is set to tender three concrete water reservoir projects by the end of 2022 to up its water storage capacity by 6 mn liters, according to MEED.
- Abu Dhabi’s diversified utility and energy provider Taqa Group awarded a digital transformation project to Emirati technology company Injazat, according to a statement picked up by Zawya.
- The Sovereign Fund of Egypt has drawn some USD 3.3 bn in investment from other Arab sovereign funds this year — with green hydrogen being one key area of interest, state-owned outlet Al Ahram quotes the SFE’s chief investment officer as saying.
- The Oman Power and Water Procurement Company is eyeing the Sultanate of Oman’s windy towns Sadah in the Dhofar Governorate, and Ras Madrakah in Al Wusta Governorate as potential locations for new wind farm projects, according to Omani media.