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ACTS completes Doha Metro geotech investigations

Advanced Construction Technology Services (ACTS) has completed geotechnical investigations and geophysical surveys for five packages of Qatar’s Doha Metro

Eng Khaled Awad (above) said ACTS’ previous experience within the rail sector meant that it was well positioned to provide geotechnical and geophysical services for Doha Metro.
Eng Khaled Awad (above) said ACTS’ previous experience within the rail sector meant that it was well positioned to provide geotechnical and geophysical services for Doha Metro.
ACTS conducted geotechnical investigations and geophysical surveys for five construction packages at Doha Metro in Qatar.
ACTS conducted geotechnical investigations and geophysical surveys for five construction packages at Doha Metro in Qatar.

Advanced Construction Technology Services (ACTS) has completed geotechnical investigations and geophysical surveys for five construction packages of Doha Metro in Qatar.

The geotechnical investigation contracts comprised the drilling of more than 400 boreholes, which reached depths of up to 60m.

In line with the terms of the investigation contracts, ACTS worked on Doha Metro’s Red Line South, elevated and at grade. The work was conducted in conjunction with FCC Construction, Yüksel İnşaat, Archirodon Construction (Overseas) Co, and Petroserv Ltd.

Commenting on the investigations and surveys, Eng Khaled Awad, chairman of ACTS, said: “Today’s construction projects call for specialisation and the adoption of game-changing technologies to ensure the delivery of the highest quality work.

“ACTS’ unique specialisation in surface and underground rail projects positioned us well for this multi-project challenge. We are pleased with our strong resources in rail geo-engineering, which perfectly complement our vast experience in construction technology, quality control, and testing for such projects.

“It is this portfolio of knowledge-based capabilities and vertical specialisation that is enabling us to keep pace with the demands of modern infrastructure projects in the GCC, including Doha Metro,” he added.

ACTS deployed 16 drilling rigs, a selection of field testing equipment, and six teams of geophysicists to complete the geotechnical investigations and geophysical surveys.

The consultant’s contract included pumping and in-situ tests at the stations, along the tunnel, and along the elevated structures.

Once completed, Doha Metro will boast a total length of 240km, and will feature 106 stations. The system is designed to cover the Greater Doha area.

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