The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), the organization responsible for delivering the infrastructure required to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, has begun rolling out innovative technologies designed to keep workers on official World Cup sites cool during the summer months.
Around 1,000 on-site workers at Al Wakrah Stadium recently received "pioneering" cooling towels intended to provide relief during outdoor work.
The towels, which workers can wear on their necks, arms or in their pocket to create a cooling effect without restricting movement, will keep temperatures down for up to four hours after being submerged in water. A total of 9,400 towels will be deployed across all SC projects.
The towels are being distributed in parallel with two pilot programs involving cooling technologies across multiple World Cup stadium construction sites.
The first, which is undergoing trials at Al Wakrah Stadium, is a lightweight evaporative cooling vest that reduces heat stress and fatigue by cooling the upper body, where the cardiovascular system is located.
Source: Government of Qatar