Contractors in Qatar are preparing to submit bids on 14 April for two construction contracts on the Doha metro scheme.
One deal involves building the elevated and at-grade sections of the Red Line North. The other involves building the elevated and at-grade sections of the Gold and Green lines.
In March, the project client, Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail), awarded a consortium of Spains FCC, Geneva-registered Archirodon Construction, Turkeys Yuksel and the local Petroserv a $700m contract to build a section of Doha Metro.
The section of the Red Line includes building three stations at Barwa Village, Al-Wakrah and Qatar Economic Zone, and a 7-kilometre-long section of elevated metro line. The contract duration is 31 months.
Later in March, Qatar Rail selected the consortium of Greeces Aktor, Turkeys Yapi Merkezi and STFA, Indias Larsen & Toubro and the local AlJaber Engineering for the estimated QR12bn ($3.3bn) deal to build the underground sections of the Gold Line.
A letter of award has been issued by Qatar Rail to the consortium and a final contract is expected to be signed during April.
Doha Metro was one of the regions most active schemes for contract awards in 2013. In late May and early June, Qatar Rail awarded construction deals for underground sections and two stations.
The estimated QR8bn Red Line South underground sections construction package was awarded to the consortium of the local/French QDVC, South Koreas GS Engineering & Construction and the local Darwish Engineering.
The estimated QR8bn deal for the Red Line North underground sections was secured by a group of Italys Impregilo, South Koreas SK Engineering & Construction and the local Galfar al-Misnad Engineering & Contracting.