Contractor to be appointed for Doha Metro package

16 February 2017

Six-month contract management package awarded in May 2016

Lebanon’s Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) is likely to be awarded the contract for the remaining work on the construction of Msheireb and Education city stations of the Doha Metro, according to sources familiar with the project.

CCC was awarded a six-month construction management contract in May 2016 to oversee the construction work following the termination of the contract with the joint venture of Spain’s OHL, South Korea’s Samsung C& T and the local Qatar Building Company.

Qatar Rail subsequently released a tender for the remaining work.

Companies that are understood to have submitted an offer include CCC, local Midmac Contracting and a consortium led by Italy’s Salini Impregilo.

It is understood that CCC submitted a low bid for the contract.

“It is logical for Qatar Rail to award the contract to CCC since, apart from submitting the lowest offer, they are already involved in the project,” a source tells MEED.

The consortium led by OHL won the $1.2bn contract for the two metro stations in 2013. The project was expected to be completed in 2019

Prior to this, CCC in joint venture with local contractor Midmac replaced a team comprising OHL and the US’ Contrack on the Sidra Medical and Research Centre project.

CCC also recently won the $650m contract for the fourth phase of the Msheireb Downtown development in Doha.


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