Qetaifan Projects and WhiteWater West Sign Contract for Manufacture and Installation of Waterpark Rides
Qetaifan Projects Company, and a subsidiary of Katara Hospitality which was established to develop and manage Qetaifan Island North, signed a contract with Whitewater, for the manufacture, shipment and installation of the Water park rides.
The contract was signed by H.E Sheikh Nasser Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani -Qetaifan Projects’ Managing Director, and Mr. Geoff Chutter – WhiteWater West’s Chief Executive Officer. In presence of Mr. Mohamed ElGarhy – Qetaifan Projects’ Chief Technical Officer, Mr. Hesham Sharaf – Chief Operating Officer and Mr. Jean Michel Antonios – Chief Legal Officer. The signing ceremony was also attended by Mr. Mike Rigby, Whitewater West’s Executive Vice President for the Middle East.
Qetaifan Projects was established due to the increasing demand for high quality tourism facilities and the need to develop more in this sector. Qetaifan Projects will develop and operate Qetaifan Island North to commensurate the high standards of Katara Hospitality’s continuous success.
On this occasion, Shaikh Nasser Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said: “We are delighted to be signing with White Water, one of the leading companies in the waterparks industry. H.E has also added that the Island’s waterpark is considered the most important element on the island and the preferred destination for visitors. As Qetaifan Island North in general, and the Waterpark will host large numbers of visitors, including Qatar’s residents as well as tourists with its opening coinciding with the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Doha. The signing of White-Water contract is within the plan of work and delivery, and Qetaifan Projects’ commitment to the standards and requirements of the market”.
The signing with WhiteWater follows the plan of local and global partnerships developed by Qetaifan Projects to contribute to the revitalization of the tourism sector in Qatar. Follwing the signing of 17 memorandums of understanding with tour operators considering the high interest and demand on this sector, in partnership with Katara Hospitality, Qatar National Tourism Council and Qatar Airways. In addition to the signing with Rixos International Hotel Chain to operate the hotel, retail outlets, waterpark and the beach club in Qetaifan Island North as part of the plan to offer the best services and ensure the satisfaction of the island’s residents and visitors.
WhiteWater, established in 1980, has been the world leader in designing and manufacturing complete water parks and attractions all over the world for over 35 years.
Mr. Geoff Chutter, CEO of Whitewater West said: “The project is twice the size of the last largest project of WhiteWater’s and the industry’s history; which underlines the fact that clients appreciate when something truly epic is to be achieved, WhiteWater is the choice you can be confident in. Creating this record-breaking park is a privilege for WhiteWater and a responsibility we take very seriously, ensuring we deliver the very best”
Today’s signing ceremony solidifies the collaborative working relationship between industry pioneers bringing new heights to the vision of what Waterparks can be.”
Qetaifan Island North development, part of Lusail city, features seven beaches, making it a distinctive waterfront of the city. The island has an area of 1.3 million square meters, and the island’s projects span approximately 830 thousand square meters.
Qatar hosts the 2022 World Cup as the first Arab country of which Qetaifan Projects provides facilities capable to accommodate a large number of tourists through hotels, commercial markets, restaurants and unique recreational facilities such as the waterpark, as well as the vast green spaces that will bestow Aesthetic and privacy on the island. This serves the overall vision of Qatar 2030 and the tourism sector through the expansion of urbanization and the absorption of large number of projects that serve different sectors in the State of Qatar.