Qatar Railways Company (Qrail) received bids from contractors on 16 October for the Red Line North contract for the proposed Doha Metro system.

The companies prequalified to bid for the contract are:

  • Bouygues (France) /Obayashi (Japan) /Al-Jaber Engineering (local)
  • QDVC (local/France) /Al-Darwish Engineering (local)
  • Impregilo (Italy) /SK (South Korea)/ Galfar Engineering & Contracting (Oman)
  • Samsung C&T (South Korea) /OHL (Spain)/Qatar Building Company (QBC) (local)
  • Habtoor Leighton (UAE/Australia) /John Holland (Australia) /Dragados (Spain)
  • Ssangyong Engineering & Construction (South Korea)/Dogus Construction (Turkey)/Makyol (Turkey) /Redco International (local)
  • Implenia (Switzerland)/Daewoo Engineering & Construction (South Korea)/Orascom Construction Industries (Egypt) /Contrack International (local)

In April, QRail issued tender documents for the packages after placing 18 prequalified consortiums into four groups to bid for tunnelling packages and an additional group to bid for the two major stations planned. The consortiums will bid against the other prequalified firms for the contract specific to that package. The first four line packages are for the Red Line North, Red Line South, Green Line and the Golden Line.

The submission date for the Red Line South and Golden Line set at 28 October. The bid deadline for the Green Line is 27 November.

The submission date for the stations package is now 13 November. The station package consists of the two major terminals planned for the Msheireb Downtown Doha development and Education City.

The prequalifiers for the other packages are:

Red Line South

  • QDVC (local/France) /Al-Darwish Engineering (local)
  • Taisei Corporation (Japan)/Redco International (local)
  • Hochtief (Germany)/Al-Jaber Trading (UAE)/Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC)/Marbu Contracting Company (local)/Lusail Hochtief (local/Germany)
  • Acciona (Spain)/Hyundai Engineering & Construction (South Korea)/Ghella (Italy)/Como (local)
  • Larsen & Toubro (India) /J&P (Overseas) (Cyprus) /Shanghai Tunnel (China)/Al-Sraiya Trading & Contracting (local)
  • FCC Construction (Spain)/Alpine (Austria)/Archirodon Construction (Geneva-registered)/Petroserv (local)
  • Astaldi (Italy)/Yuksel (Turkey)/Gulermak (Turkey)

Golden Line

  • Impregilo (Italy) /SK (South Korea)/ Galfar Engineering &Contracting (Oman)
  • Hochtief (Germany)/Al-Jaber Trading (UAE)/Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC)/Marbu Contracting Company (local)/Lusail Hochtief (local/Germany)
  • Bam Higgs & Hill (Netherlands)/Six Construct (Belgium)/Midmac Contracting Company (local)
  • Acciona (Spain)/Hyundai Engineering & Construction (South Korea)/Ghella (Italy)/Como (local)
  • Yapi Merkezi (Turkey)/STFA (Turkey)/Aktor (Greece)
  • Ssangyong Engineering & Construction (South Korea)/Dogus Construction (Turkey)/Makyol (Turkey) /Redco International (local)
  • Astaldi (Italy)/Yuksel (Turkey)/Gulermak (Turkey)
  • Andrade (Brazil)/Queiroz (Brazil)/Ramco Trading & Contracting (local)

Green Line

  • Taisei Corporation (Japan)/Redco International (local)
  • Habtoor Leighton (UAE/Australia) /John Holland (Australia) /Dragados (Spain)
  • Larsen & Toubro (India) /J&P (Overseas) (Cyprus) /Shanghai Tunnel (China)/Al-Sraiya Trading & Contracting (local)
  • FCC Construction (Spain)/Alpine (Austria)/Archirodon Construction (Geneva-registered)/Petroserv (local)
  • Zublin(Germany)/Strabag (Austria) /China Civil Engineering/Redco International (local) /Rizzani de Eccher (Italy)
  • Porr (Austria)/Saudi Binladin Group (SBG)/HBK Contracting (local)
  • Implenia (Switzerland)/Daewoo Engineering & Construction (South Korea)/Orascom Construction Industries (Egypt) /Contrack International (local)

Msheireb Downtown Doha development and Education City stations

  • Bouygues (France) /Obayashi (Japan) /Al-Jaber Engineering (local)
  • Samsung C&T (South Korea) /OHL (Spain)/Qatar Building Company (QBC) (local)
  • Bam Higgs & Hill (Netherlands)/Six Construct (Belgium)/Midmac Contracting Company (local)
  • Yapi Merkezi (Turkey)/STFA/Aktor (Greece)
  • Zublin (Germany)/Strabag (Austria) /China Civil Engineering/Redco International (local) /Rizzani de Eccher (Italy)
  • Porr (Austria)/Saudi Binladin Group (SBG)/HBK Contracting (local)
  • Andrade (Brazil)/Queiroz (Brazil)/Ramco Trading & Contracting (local)

In August, Qatar Railways Company (QRail) selected project managers and contractors for the city’s metro project. A team of US-based Louis Berger and France’s Egis Rail has been chosen to manage the construction of the Gold Line and the two major stations. US-based Jacobs Engineering will manage the Red Line and Hill International, also of the US, has been selected for the Green Line.

Construction work on the metro started earlier this year after QRail awarded the consortium of Austria’s Porr, the Saudi Binladin Group and the local HBK Contracting the enabling works package for the metro. The three-year contract has an estimated QR200m ($55m) of work that has already been defined. The total value of the contract could increase to QR500m as more work is added.

The enabling works will include site facilities, civil structures and removing utilities, and will be carried out in preparation for the tunnelling and major stations packages. QRail received bids from four consortiums for the work earlier this year.