The joint venture of Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) and the local Teyseer Contracting is the low bidder with a price of QR1.06bn ($291m) for the contract to build the container terminal for the New Doha Port Project (NDPP).

The joint venture’s price is more than 13 per cent lower than the price of QR1.22bn submitted by the joint venture of the local Qatar Building Company and Portugal’s MSF Construction.

The other bidders are:

  • Aljaber Engineering (local)/STFA (Turkey) – QR1.25bn
  • Midmac Contracting (local)/Six Construct (Belgium) – QR1.29bn
  • Darwish Engineering/Larsen & Toubro (India) – QR1.3bn
  • HBK (local)/Dutco Balfour Beatty (UAE/UK) – QR1.32bn
  • Galfar Engineering (Oman)/Al-Misad (local)/ Ssangyong Engineering & Construction (South Korea) – QR1.3bn
  • Al-Jaber Group (local)/Impresa Costruzioni Gisueppe Maltauro (India) – QR1.4bn
  • Petroserve (local)/FCC Construction (Spain)/Redco Construction (local) Al-Mana (local)/China Harbour Engineering Corporation (China) – QR1.57bn
  • Al-Sraiya Trading & Contracting (local)/Ed Zueblin (Germany)/Rizanni de Eccher (Italy) – QR1.67bn

The New Doha Port Steering Committee received technical bids from contractors for the container terminal and infrastructure package in July.

The work involves building a new container terminal, associated utility buildings and carrying out infrastructure work at the new port. The container terminals will require concrete for a gross floor area (GFA) of 5,500 square metres and steel for a GFA of 11,500 sq m. For the utility buildings, concrete will be required for a GFA of 5,000 sq m. The infrastructure works will involve building asphalt road surfaces of 1.1 million sq m and 67,000 sq m of underground ducts.

In March, the local/Belgian Dredging International and Middle East Dredging Company (Medco) was awarded the estimated QR4.5bn ($1.23bn) phase 2 construction contract at the new port. The second phase covers the dredging works, which involves dredging an access channel so that ships can reach the port.

In 2011, China Harbour Engineering Company (Chec) won the $880m construction contract to carry out phase one of the project, which covers excavation works at the port, having submitted the lowest bid for the deal in July 2010. This was the first major construction deal to be awarded at the port.

Australia’s WorleyParsons is the engineering consultant on the project and the US’ Aecom is the programme manager of the scheme. The total estimated budget for the NDPP is QR25.6bn ($7bn).