Contract awarded for Ras Laffan training centre

15 September 2008
Tebodin Middle East, part of the Hague’s Tebodin Consultants & Engineers, has been awarded the design contract for the Ras Laffan Emergency & Safety College in Qatar.

The scope of the contract covers consultancy services and detailed engineering of the college.

The site, located at Ras Laffan, will cover 1 million square metres and be able to simulate 28 training scenareos, including an emergency at a petrochemicals factory, a shipping incident and a car crash.

The campus will accommodate some 250 students and 150 staff. Tebodin Middle East is responsible for the design of all the buildings, the infrastructure, the fire fighting installations and the fuel supply for the fire simulations.

The firm was awarded the contract by Lebanon’s Societe d’Enterprise & de Gastion and Blackcat Qatar, which will carry out the construction of the training centre.

When complete, it will be the world’s largest training centre for fire fighting and rescue teams.

The project duration is 30 months, and is expected to be operational in 2010.

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