The Lusail Real Estate Development Company (LREDC) has awarded Al-Jaber Engineering a contract to construct the infrastructure for the Seef Lusail North and Waterfront Commercial districts of Lusail City in Qatar.

The package involves the development of the entire infrastructure for that area, which includes streets, pavements and lighting systems.

In addition to work on sewage and storm networks, as well as portable water and irrigation systems, the agreement will also see Al-Jaber Engineering develop and connect all the power grids and telecommunications networks, along with the central water, gas, district cooling and waste management networks.

With work already under way, construction is expected to finish in October 2015.

“Lusail endeavours to work with the local contractors who adhere to the highest safety and quality standards within the construction industry. Therefore we chose Al-Jaber Engineering due to its commendable reputation, extensive expertise, and previous delivery,” said Essa Mohammed Ali Kaldari, CEO of LREDC.

The Lusail development is one of the biggest real estate schemes in the Middle East. Located 22 kilometres north of Doha, it covers a total area of 35,000 square kilometres and is planned to house up to 200,000 people. The development is a key part of Qatar’s Fifa 2022 World Cup plans and will accommodate the Lusail stadium, where the final will be played.

Last month, LREDC awarded the final phase of the CP07A-1A Waterfront Commercial/Seef Lusail South infrastructure works contract to a consortium comprising local firms HBK Contracting and Qatar Building Company.

The scope of work entails the construction of highway roads, including paving of footpaths and the installation of street lights, signs, traffic signals and equipment for speed radars.

The contract will also see the joint venture construct adjoining intersections to the Lusail ring road, as well as railway lines and bridges linking the waterfront with Qatar Entertainment City.