Qatar’s public works authority, Ashghal, has announced the awarding of $1.6 billion in road and infrastructure contracts. Included in the package are two contracts for construction and development of expressways and infrastructure (Lusail Expressway and Industrial Street), two consultancy contracts for development of operation and maintenance system for main roads and drainage networks, and […]
Qatar’s public works authority, Ashghal, has announced the awarding of $1.6 billion in road and infrastructure contracts.
Included in the package are two contracts for construction and development of expressways and infrastructure (Lusail Expressway and Industrial Street), two consultancy contracts for development of operation and maintenance system for main roads and drainage networks, and one consultancy contract for programme management of building projects.
$807 million will be spent on the Lusail Expressway Project contract, which will provide a vital connection into Doha’s fast growing Lusail Development area currently under construction. The contract was awarded to Hyundai Engineering and Construction with CDM Smith awarded the role of supervision consultant with a QR 89 million contract.
“Existing major development areas such as the Pearl and Katara will also benefit greatly from the project with improved interchanges and better journey times for residents, businesses and visitors to the area,” said the authority. “With its complex network of tunnels, flyovers and junctions, the Lusail Expressway responds to future traffic demands and delivers a modern road network that will connect people and places with speed and ease.”
The Lusail Expressway will serve the new development areas in the north of Doha although the most challenging aspect of the contract will the conversion of the Pearl Interchange into a three level interchange with a 1.1km tunnel for the light rail transit underneath.
Al Jaber Transport & General Contracting LCC has won a $600 million contract with Parsons International Limited acting as supervision consultants to build the a major link between the Industrial Area and the city.
The Industrial road project includes approximately eight kilometres of new dual carriageway on Abu Hamour Road / industrial road from East Industrial Road Interchange to Al Woqod Interchange and approximately two kilometres of dual carriageway on F Ring Road from Woqod Interchange to Al Jazeera Interchange.
There will also be an upgrading of associated infrastructure along the project consisting of a storm water network including significant micro-tunneling works, six pumping stations and modular storage tanks; treated sewerage effluent networks; potable water networks; electrical networks including over one kilometer of four-meter diameter power tunnel, telecommunication networks and traffic surveillance system.
Meanwhile AMEY is to manage the highways network in the State of Qatar in a five-year contract worth $30 million for the asset management of roads infrastructure in Qatar.
And finally another five-year contract worth $60 million has been signed with MWH to provide both Operational Management and Change Management services for the operation and management of drainage network in the state.