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Hotchief Solutions Middle East Qatar, Al Sraiya Strabag for Roads and Infrastructure and Petroserv Ltd signed the EUR256 million contract (QR1,065,765,88) for design and construction of the central section of the new sewerage network under the capital of Qatar. The client is the Public Works Authority (ASHGHAL).

The construction contract is part of an extensive refurbishment and expansion of the overloaded sewerage system in the historic south of Doha. The system, which serves an area of 680 sq km, is required as the result of rapid population growth. The overall project includes several smaller connections to the existing sewer system.
For constructing the 14.7 km-long tunnel, two TBMs will be used. After installation of the tunnel outer shell an inner lining will be added to protect the concrete from aggressive gases by means of an HDPE membrane, thus ensuring a project life of 100 years. The sewer tunnel will have an interior diameter of 4.5 m. In addition to the tunnel, shafts up to 45 m-deep will be built, some of which will serve as connectors to other IDRIS construction contracts. The joint venture is responsible for the execution planning for this demanding project which is scheduled to be completed by the beginning of 2019, a construction period of 45 months. Visit http://www.hochtief.com, http://www.strabag.com  and http://www.petroserv-limited.com/. 20/15.


The Qatar Public Works Authority has awarded two contracts for the design and construction of two sewage tunnels in Doha to Bouygues Travaux Publics (a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction), in partnership with a local contractor UrbaCon Trading & Contracting. The two contracts are worth approximately €550 million.

The north section (MTS01) will be 16 km long and 3 m wide. The south section (MTS03) will be 14 km long and 4.5 m wide. End of work is scheduled for 2019. These contracts are part of the strategic project for sewage collection, pumping and treatment services in the south of Doha, known as “IDRIS” (Inner Doha Resewerage Implementation Strategy). Visit http://www.ashghal.gov.qa/ and http://www.bouygues-construction.com. 41/15.


Qatar, Doha - qt/13


The Doha Metro is part of the EUR27bn Qatar Integrated Rail Programme (QIRP), which also includes: the EUR2.13 bn Lusail City LRT, 38.8 km with 36 stations to be completed in 2016; the EUR2.1 bn West Bay people-mover, a 10 km dual-track, single-bore tunnel with 19 underground stations, linking the new Doha Convention Centre with the West Bay area; a high-speed passenger line; and a 340 km freight rail line.

Qatar Railways Company signed five contracts at a total cost of EUR314 million to signal the beginning of the phase 1 of the state’s integrated railways project within the first quarter of 2013.The Qatar integrated railways project will incorporate a metro system and a long-distance passenger travel and freight transport network.

The US firm Jacobs Engineering Group secured the contract to manage the metro's Red Line; the consortium Louis Berger (USA)/Egis Rail (France) secured the contract to manage the Gold Line and main stations; and Hill International Company has received a four-year EUR9.7 million contract to provide project management services in connection with construction of the Green Line/Phase 1; Porr (Austria)-Saudi Binladin Group (SBG)-HBK Contracting (local) consortium won a EUR61 million contract to provide site facilities, civil structures and remove utilities in preparation for the tunnelling and major stations packages; and Britain's Lloyd's Register won a contract for independent safety assessment worth EUR11.7 m.

Phase 1 of the QIRP involves construction of 76.3 km including 53.3 km of underground lines in single bore tunnels and 26 stations, expected to be complete by October 2019 and to be operational for FIFA World Cup 2022. The contract to undertake design on tunnelling work will be awarded in the first quarter of 2013, Click here for the network map and here for Qatar Railways Company presentation. Click here for more on the project. 41/12.


The JV led by Impregilo SpA (Italy) and including SK Engineering & Construction Co Ltd (Korea) and Galfar AI Misnad Engineering & Contracting W.L.L. (Oman) secured the EUR1.73 billion contract for Design and Build Package 1 of Red Line North Underground of the Doha Metro. EUR630 million will be spent on the metro design phase with EUR1.1billion budgeted for preparatory works, electromechanical systems, and architectural works. Tender n. RTC/038/2012.

The JV QDVC (51 percent Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company and 49 percent Vinci Construction Grands Projets) - GS Engineering & Construction Corp (South Korea) - AI-Darwish Engineering W.L.L. (Qatar) secured the EUR1.69 billion contract for Design and Build Package 2 of Red Line South Underground. It will build the underground sections of the 12 km-long Red Line South between Doha city centre and the airport. Tender n. RTC/039/2012.

The JV Porr Bau GmbH (Austria) - Saudi Binladin Group Company Ltd - Hamad Bin Khalid Contracting Co. W.L.L. (Qatar) secured the EUR1.69 billion contract for Design and Build Package 4 of Green Line Underground of the Doha Metro. It will build the 15 km-long underground section for the Green Line, which runs north-south through the city. Tender n. RTC/041/2012.

The JV OHL Group (Spain), Samsung C & T (South Korea) and Qatar Building Company have won a contract worth EUR845.27 million to build the Mshaireb and Education City Stations of the Doha Metro. Tender n. RTC/042/2012. Visit www.qr.com.qa. 23/13.


The FCC-led consortium, which comprises Archirodon (Greece), Yuksel (Turkey) and Petroserv Ltd (Qatar) has won the EUR506 million contract to build a section of Doha Metro red line. The execution period is 31 months. The metro is due for completion in 2019. The contract includes building three elevated stations (Barwa Village, Al Wakrah and Qatar Economic Zone) and a 6.97-km section, plus tunnelizing the road at the entrance to Al Wakrah. The total budget for the Doha Metro project exceeds EUR20 billion. Visit http://www.fcc.es/fccweb/actualidad/CSCP088630_EN.html?iddc=CSCP088630_EN. 13/14.


The JV composed of Greece’s Aktor SA (32 percent), India’s Larsen &Toubro, Turkey’s Yapi Merkezi (Yapi Merkezi Insaat ve Sanayi Anonim Sirketi) and STFA (Sezai Turkes Feyzi Akkaya Marine Construction) and Qatar’s Al Jaber Engineering signed the EUR3.2 billion contract (RTC/040/2012) for the design and construction of the project “Gold Line Underground” in Doha, Qatar. Gold Line will traverses Doha from east to west and will connect the airport’s northern part with Souq Waqif, Msheireb, Bin Mahmoud, Al Sadd and Al Waab. The project includes 32km of 6 m-diameter bored tunnelling lined with approximately 128,000 segments, six TBMs utilized simultaneously, 13 underground stations fitted out with high-end finishes and state of the art mechanical, engineering and plumbing (MEP) systems, 2.5 million cu m of excavations for the stations and one million cu m of concreting. The project also includes traffic and utilities diversions. The project duration is 54 months and is due to be completed August, 2018. Visit http://www.qr.com.qa/English/Procurement/Pages/Details.aspx?ItemID=RTC/040/2012. 24/14.


Qatar Rail has awarded the Manufacture, Supply & Install (MSI) and Systems Maintenance (SM) contract for Systems, Rolling Stock and Trackwork on Phase 1 of the Doha metro to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (leader) - Mitsubishi Corporation - Hitachi Ltd – Kinki Sharyo Co Ltd – Thales Canada Inc. Consortium. The consortium  will supply the power distribution system, platform screen doors, tracks and tunnel ventilation work, and will also undertake overall project management and system integration. The contract includes  maximum 20-year maintenance services for the metro system after its completion. Visit http://www.mitsubishicorp.com/jp/en/pr/archive/2015/html/0000026741.html and http://www.qr.com.qa. Ref.n. RTC/075/2013. 09/15.


Qatar, Doha - qt/12


Danish engineering firm COWI has submitted a feasibility study and preliminary concept design to the urban planning department for a 12 km-long subsea tunnel to connect new Doha airport with Lusail and West Bay, with three lanes in each direction. More from www.ashghal.gov.qa/English/Bids/Bids/Pages/Archive.aspx. 07/10.


Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal) assigned to Fluor Corporation a EUR140 million (USD185 million) contract to provide program management and construction supervision services for the approximately EUR3.75 billion (USD5 billion) Sharq Crossing programme – previously referred to as the Doha Bay Crossing programme. The project will traverse Doha Bay and will comprise bridge sections interconnected by an immersed tube tunnel to create a new passageway beneath the waters of Doha Bay. Completion of the system is required by 2020 to support the run-up to the World Cup event. Visit www.ashghal.gov.qa and http://www.fluor.com/pages/default.aspx. 32/13.


Qatar, Doha - qt/11

Utility tunnel

Strabag, a subsidiary of Züblin International, has been awarded the planning and construction of an 8.6 km-long, 10 m-deep utility tunnel at Education City in Doha, total value EUR115 million, of which Strabag has a 49% share. Construction began September, 2009 and is scheduled for completion April, 2011. Visit www.strabag.com. 41/09.


Italian-based contractor Impregilo has been awarded the EUR100 million design/build contract of a 9.5 km-long, 4.5 m-diameter stormwater drainage tunnel with 21 access shafts in Doha. Two TBMs will be used, with a view to project completion in 2016. See press release .45/12.


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