Qatar Rail float tenders for Doha Metro project
The Doha Metro project is progressing well, with about 50% of the 113km long tunnelling complete
Work on the Doha Metro project is well underway, with approximately 50% of the 113km long tunnelling complete.
The entire project is scheduled for completion by 2019.
Qatar Rail has invited consultants and contractors to bid to develop 12 railway stations for the Doha Metro project.
Tender forms to carry out these works will be accepted from October 25, reported Al Sharq.
The first phase, which covers 37 stations, will be completed by 2018.
While, the second phase which includes 60 stations is scheduled for completion by 2030.
The architectural opportunities of the station were unveiled to prospective contractors in August.
In 2013, four contracts, worth a total of $8.2bn to design and build railway lines was awarded by Qatar Rail has as part of the first phase construction of the metro project.
The planned work includes Red Line North (RLN), Red Line South (RLS), Green Line (GLN), and several major stations, linking major sites such as Education City, West Bay, Lusail, Hamad Bin Khalifa International Airport, and the Qatar National Convention Centre, as well as stadiums for the 2022 World Cup.
To undertake the RLN project, Qatar Rail has nominated a consortium led by Italian construction firm Impregilo, comprising South Korea's SK Engineering & Construction, and Qatar's Galfar al-Misnad Engineering and Contracting.
The Green Line project was awarded to a consortium comprising Saudi Binladin Group and Qatar's Hamad Bin Khalid Contracting, and led by PORR Bau.
In May 2013, a consortium of Spanish construction and civil engineering firm Obrascon Huarte Lain (OHL), Samsung C&T, and Qatar Building Company, won a €1.1bn contract from Qatar Rail to build two stations for the Doha Metro.