Video: Qatar-India JV wins Al Rayyan stadium deal
Al Balagh Trading & Contracting and Larsen & Toubro have been appointed as the main contractors to build the 40,000-seat stadium
Qatar's Al Balagh Trading & Contracting and India's Larsen & Toubro (L&T) have been appointed as the main contractors to build the 40,000-seater Al Rayyan Stadium.
The Qatari-Indian joint venture was made official during a signing ceremony at Al Bidda tower, which was attended by a number of senior officials at the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC).
His Excellency Hassan Al Thawadi, secretary General, SC, said: "With the main contractor coming on board today, this marks an important milestone in our progress and preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
"The impact of this stadium and its surrounding precinct will be felt long before the stadium is finished in 2019, with the recently complete outdoor training pitches set to be used by the current QSL Champions, Al Rayyan Club, for their upcoming Qatar Stars League season.
"We are confident that Al Rayyan Stadium will become a landmark for the area and benefit the entire community from now until long after the last ball is kicked in 2022."
The main contractor's scope includes main works and construction of the site, following the completion of enabling works.
Jens Huckfeldt, chief executive, L&T Qatar, said: "It is a matter of immense pride for us at Larsen & Toubro, along with our joint venture partner Al Balagh, to have been given the responsibility to design and build the Al Rayyan Stadium and Precinct in preparation for the historic first Middle Eastern FIFA World Cup in 2022.
"We are extremely mindful of the trust and confidence given to us by the Supreme Committee for constructing this stadium and it will be our endeavour to deliver a masterpiece."
Sherida Saad Jubran Al Kaabi, chairman, Al Balagh, added: "The award of main construction works for Al Rayyan Stadium and Precinct to Al Balagh, a 100% Qatari company along with its joint venture partner, L&T, is a great honour and recognition."