Two more Doha Metro contracts awarded - reports
Contractors chosen for both Red Line South and Green Line packages
Various media outlets have begun leaking details of the winning bidders on the $2.2bn main contracts for both the Green Line and the Red Line South on the 216km Doha Metro.
According to the Peninsula and other media, Qatar Railways Company has awarded the 12km-long Red Line South contract for the line between Doha city centre and the new Hamad International Airport to QDVC - a consortium between Qatari Diar, French Vinci, South Korean GS Engineering and Construction, and the local Darwish Engineering.
Similarly, the winning bid to build a 15km-long underground section on the Green Line has been attributed to a consortium consisting of Austrian Porr, the Saudi Binladin Group and local HBK Contracting Company - the same group that carried out the $79m enabling works for the overall programme.
Though unconfirmed by listings by Vinci or Porr on their bourses, a third $1.4bn contract to build stations at Msheireb and Education City has already been confirmed in a bourse listing by the Spanish Obrascon Huarte Lain (OHL) in its consortium with Samsung C&T and the Qatar Building Company.
For several weeks, there have also been indications that the consortium led by Italian Impregilo, together with Korean SK Engineering & Construction and Oman-based Galfar Engineering & Contracting has been awarded the $2.2bn contract for the Red Line North.