Jacobs bags Doha Metro project management contract
The US firm will manage the delivery of works on the Red Line
Jacobs Engineering Group has won contract from to provide project management services for the Red Line (North and South) of the Doha Metro project.
The amount the award by the Qatar Railways Company (QRC) is worth has not yet been disclosed.
“This award provides us with the opportunity to further develop our relationship with the Qatar Railway Company,” said Bob Duffstated, vice president of Jacobs Group, in a statement.
“We look forward to bringing our global infrastructure capabilities and project management consultancy resources together to deliver this important project, and to continuing our support of QRC in the long term delivery of their Integrated Rail Project.”
Jacobs will manage the delivery of the underground works for the Red Line, 16 miles running from Mesaieed in the South through the Center of Doha to Al Khor in the North.
The line also branches to the New Doha International Airport to serve the city’s growing population as well as visitors, such as those expected to travel to Doha for the FIFA 2022 World Cup.
The Red Line is within phase one of the Doha Metro Project and represents a significant stage of Qatar’s integrated rail project.
Phase one involves 58 miles of track to include the Red, Green and Gold lines. The four lines of the Doha Metro (Red, Green, Blue and Gold) are designed to connect major sites in Qatar linking the north, south and west of the capital.
The entire network is anticipated to cover approximately 134 miles and include 100 stations.