A consortium led by Spanish infrastructure company FCC has secured a €506m contract from the Qatar Railways Company to build a section of Doha Metro red line.
The consortium includes Citizen Services Group, Archirodon, Yüksel and Petroserv. It beat companies from Korea, Germany, Italy and India, among other countries to win the bid.
The contract covers the construction of three elevated stations at Barwa village, Al Wakrah and Qatar Economic Zone; a 6.97km section, as well as tunnelising the road at the entrance to Al Wakrah.
The complete budget required for the project is anticipated to be around €20bn, which will create over 1,000 jobs.
Construction of the entire Doha metro network will be carried out in phases, and it will have four lines with 98 stations over a total length of 300km. The project is scheduled to be completed by 2019.
The planned metro lines include Red Line North (RLN), Red Line South (RLS), Green Line (GLN) and major stations.
Doha Metro’s four lines will link major sites such as Education City, West Bay, Lusail, Hamad Bin Khalifa International Airport and the Qatar National Convention Centre, as well stadiums for the 2022 World Cup.
The construction of two pedestrian walkways in the new city of Lusail and the second phase of the Barzan camp residential area in Al Wajba is currently underway.
Image: The Doha Metro project will start in late 2013 and is scheduled to be completed by 2019.