The joint venture of Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) and local partner Teyseer Contracting has been selected for the QR1.06bn ($291m) contract for a container terminal at the New Doha Port in Mesaieed.

The scope of the contract covers the construction of the terminal and associated utility buildings.

The joint venture was the low bidder when prices were submitted in October last year.

The other bidders were:

  • Qatar Building Company (local)/MSF Construction (Portugal) QR1.22bn
  • 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 contract award is the latest major contract to be awarded for the port development, following the $1.23bn dredging works contract, given to a joint-venture between Middle East Dredging Company and the local/Belgian Dredging International in March 2012.

The next major contract to be awarded covers the construction of two commercial terminals and associated utility buildings. The contract was tendered last November and a total of 15 consortiums were prequalified. It remains out to tender and is not due to be awarded until the third quarter of 2013.

The port is due to be finished in 2016 and will play an essential role in ensuring Qatar meet its World Cup 2022 deadlines.

There are already bottle-necks in the sourcing and importing of all the raw material needed to build the required infrastructure in Doha ahead of the event.

The port is expected to play a major role in alleviating these logistical problems.