Consortium chosen for key Doha Metro stations

OHL, Samsung C&T, Qatar Building Co land $1.4bn deal for main stations

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A consortium consisting of Spanish construction group Obrascon Huarte Lain (OHL) Group, Samsung C&T and Qatar Building Company has been appointed to built two key stations for the Doha Metro network in deals worth $1.4bn (QR: 5.1bn).

OHL announced that its consortium had won the deals to build the Msheireb and Education City stations in a statement last Thursday.

Msheireb station will be the most prestigious on the network - in the heart of the Downtown Doha redevelopment. It will also serve as the network's main hub - linking the Red, Green and Gold lines.

Education City, near one of the ends of the green line spur, will serve as a hub between the metro system and the long distance rail network, as well as a local transport system carrying people around Qatar Foundation's Education City complex.

OHL said that the consortium would be responsible for the design and building of the network, and that around $520m of the $1.4bn will be spent on civils works at the stations, with the remainder going on architectural, mechanical and electrical functions.

It added that the deal will strengthen its presence in Qatar, where it is already working on the $2.6bn project to build the Sidra Research and Medical Centre, which it describes as "one of the most technically-advanced projects in the world".

It is also working on the Haramain high-speed rail network linking Makkah, Jeddah and Madinah and the Jamal Abdul Nasser viaduct in Kuwait.

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