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Hyder wins new $112m Doha Expressway deal

Deal covers four new highways and links for Doha's Red Line North

Hyder?s Maher Chatila at the official signing ceremony for Ashghal?s Expressway Projects contracts
Hyder?s Maher Chatila at the official signing ceremony for Ashghal?s Expressway Projects contracts

Hyder Consulting has announced that it has been awarded a $112m contract from Qatar's Public Works Authority, Ashghal, to design and supervise construction of the fifth phase of the Doha Expressway.

The company said that the award covers the concept design review, preliminary and detailed design, contract preparation, tender supervision and construction supervision of fuor separate sections of the expressway.

The first of these is the P22 Al Khor Bypass in North East Qatar, which includes 35km of expressway including four major junctions and a three-lane highway with hard shoulder either side of a central reservation.

The second phase is the P25 Al Khor Expressway and the Al Akhor-Umm Birkah road running west of the new Lusail City, including 26km of expressway.

The firm is also supervising two phases of the P60 Lusail Development External Road. Phase one will see 4km of an existing dual carriageway upgraded, while phase two will cover an 8km stretch. Both of these will have four lanes and a hard shoulder on either side of a central reservation.

All four projects will incorporate new feeder, service and access roads for the new Doha Metro Red Line.

Wael Allan, regional managing director for Hyder Consulting, said: "The Expressway Projects is an undertaking of truly global scale and vision. Once completed the project will improve traffic flow, increase safety, reduce congestion and lessen travel times, as well as providing improved environmental outcomes; benefits which stand to further the State of Qatar as it continues its rapid growth. The programme as a whole consists of 28 projects which require both the delivery of new roads and the upgrading of existing roads to “expressway” standard.

Hyder's CEO Ivor Catto added: "We are pursuing a number of important opportunities in Qatar and the Expressway projects constitute the largest single win in the current financial year. Our Middle East results are progressing ahead of schedule and remain well beyond those from last year."

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