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Qatar: First concrete poured at Al Rayyan Stadium

The first concrete has been poured for the West Stand of Qatar's Al Rayyan Stadium, signifying the next stage of the project's construction

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The first concrete has been poured for the spectator stands of Al Rayyan Stadium in Qatar.

The pour, which commenced five weeks ahead of schedule, relates to the construction of the stadium's West Stand. The news was announced on the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy's (SC) website. 

Al Rayyan Stadium is the proposed venue for matches leading up to the quarter-finals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The concrete pour marks the beginning of the project's next phase of construction.

Eng Youssif Al-Musieh, competition venues deputy executive director at SC's Technical Delivery Office, highlighted the importance of the milestone.

"We are pleased with the progress being made today on the site of Al Rayyan Stadium, which will be the home of Al Rayyan Sports Club, with one of the biggest fan bases in Qatar," he commented.

"Following the recent completion of the training sites for the team, the concrete pouring today is another significant step forward towards the completion of the stadium by 2019," Eng Al-Musieh added.

More than 100,000m3 of concrete and 6,700 tonnes of structural steel will be used during this phase of the project.

The stadium precinct has also seen significant progress recently, with the completion of excavation for Qatar Rail's Doha Metro. Works on the road that will connect the development to the nearby mall are also nearing completion, as are other services surrounding the stadium.

 A joint venture between Qatar's Al-Balagh Trading & Contracting Company and India's Larsen & Toubro was enlisted as the project's main contractor.

Al Rayyan Stadium has been ear-marked as one of Qatar's legacy projects, whereby the 40,000-capacity venue will be reduced to a 21,000-seat stadium following the conclusion of the World Cup. The ground's top tier will be dismantled and donated to developing football nations as part of this initiative.

The stadium is one of those ear-marked as a ‘legacy’ project, whereby the 40,000 venue will be reduced to 21,000 seats after the tournament, with the top tier dismantled and donated to developing football nations.

To date, the site has achieved approximately 1.75 million man-hours without lost time injury (LTI).

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