Hyundai/HBK to build Dohaland first phase

Joint venture to work on government buildings in QR1.56 billion deal

Doha's population is to grow by 50% in 20 years
Doha's population is to grow by 50% in 20 years

Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd and HBK Contracting Co. have won the QR1.56 billion contract for the first phase of Dohaland.

The joint venture is to build four government buildings in the upcoming Diwan Amiri Quarter, which includes the Diwan Annex, Amiri Guard and the National Archive. The award concludes the QR2.2 billion for Phase 1A, the first of five for the Musheireb that is scheduled for full completion in 2016.

Joong Kyum Kim, president and CEO of Hyundai E&C, said: "We are honored that Hyundai has been chosen to join the Dohaland team of esteemed partners. Working together on Musheireb reinforces our position as a leading contributor to the future of Qatar and its regeneration. We share many of the Dohaland core values and look forward to commencing work shortly."

The win boosts the value of Hyundai’s portfolio in the region to US $4.4 billion, which includes a power plant. The enabling works was awarded to Bauer International Qatar LLC last year, and the infrastructure works awarded to C.A.T. International, which includes a district cooling plant and 66 KV Substation.

Time Qatar were recruited for project management consulting, Arup will serve as master development consultant and infrastructure consultant, Allies and Morrison and Burns McDonnell are the design architect and executive architect respectively for Phase 1A.

Dohaland – a subsidiary of the government-owned Qatar foundation - is to provide housing for the country’s swelling population, funded by petrochemical revenues. The finished complex will include hotels, retail, residential, mosques, cultural, heritage, school and government buildings.

After the signing ceremony, attended by Eng. Issa M. Al Mohannadi, Dohaland CEO, the company took the guests on a guided tour of the Knowledge Enrichment Center, moored at Doha Corniche.

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