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Thyssenkrupp wins 500-unit Doha Metro contract

Thyssenkrupp has been awarded a contract to manufacture, supply, install, and maintain more than 500 elevators and escalators for Qatar’s Doha Metro

Thyssenkrupp will supply more than 500 elevators and escalators for Doha Metro’s Red Line North, Green Line, and two other major stations.
Thyssenkrupp will supply more than 500 elevators and escalators for Doha Metro’s Red Line North, Green Line, and two other major stations.

Thyssenkrupp has scooped a contract to supply 500 elevators and escalators for Qatar’s Doha Metro.

The units will be installed across the transit system’s Red Line North, Green Line, and two other major stations.

The Germany-headquartered lift manufacturer will responsible for the manufacture, supply, installation, and maintenance of the units.

Commenting on the contract, Abdul Hamid El Ayoubi, chief executive officer of Thyssenkrupp Elevator (Middle East), said: “We are extremely proud of our continuous participation in Qatar’s infrastructure-driven development, having already supplied almost 400 units for the recently inaugurated Hamad International Airport in Doha.”

In July 2016, Thyssenkrupp announced that it had been awarded a contract to supply 251 elevators and 390 escalators for Riyadh Metro in Saudi Arabia. El Ayoubi stated that the firm would continue to pursue work within the Middle East’s transport infrastructure segment.

“Thyssenkrupp has long established itself as the preferred supplier for airport, metro, [and] railway projects in the Middle East with several reference projects in the region, and we look forward to continuing our successful partnerships in the region,” said El Ayoubi.

Ultimately, Doha Metro will include four lines: Red, Green, Gold, and Blue. The mass transit system will feature more than 100 stations across a total length in excess of 200km.

Doha Metro’s first lines are scheduled to complete in 2020.

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