About 80 companies submitted expressions of interest (EoIs) for civil works for the Fifa 2022 Priority Phase 1 works, which covers the Doha metro.

It is thought that between 50 to 60 companies submit EoIs for the elevated and underground works, while the remainder submitted for the enabling works. About 280 companies requested the EoI documents before the deadline of 25 September (MEED 21:9:11).

Most of the companies have now started to organise themselves into consortiums. Companies must be part of a consortium in order to bid for any projects in Qatar’s $35bn Integrated Rail Programme.

Nine packages covering civil works are due to be tendered during the first quarter of 2012. Six of the packages are urgent underground packages. The civil works cover enabling works, underground utilities and station pits for three main stations.  The bulk of civil works will be carried out by design and build contracts.

“The intention is to issue the tenders for the six urgent underground packages referred to in the EoI by the end of March 2012, with awards being made as early as the third quarter of 2012,” says a source close to one of the consortiums.

Some of the consortiums that submit EoIs include:

  • Advance Rail Group (ARG)/Dragados (local/Spanish)
  • Qatar Rail Alliance: Hochtief (Germany)/JTC (Singapore)/CCC (Athens-based)/Marbu Contracting Company (local), Lusail Hochtief (local/Germany)/Arup (UK)/Hyder (UK)
  • Larsen & Toubro (India)/J&P Avax (Cyprus)/Shanghai Tunnel & Engineering Company (China)/Al-Sraiya (local)(underground)
  • Larsen & Toubro/J&P Overseas/Al-Sraiya (elevated)
  • Saipem (Italy)/Al-Nasser/Ozer International (Turkey)
  • Qatari Diar(local)/Vinci(France)/Al-Darwish(local)/Atkins (UK)
  • OHL(Spain)/Baytur/Samsung(Germany)/QBC(local)/Mott McDonald (UK)
  • Zublin (Germany)/Rizzani de Eccher (Italy)/CCECC (China)/Redco International (local)
  • Daewoo (Korea)/Redco International (local)
  • Implenia (Germany)/Daewoo (South Korea)/Orascom (Egypt)/Contrack (US)
  • Bam (Netherlands)/Six Construct (Belgium)/Midmac (local)/Systra-Parsons (France/US)             
  • Bouygues (France)/Sixco/Midmac/Systra-Parsons
  • FCC (Spain)/Archirodon (Geneva-registered)/Petroserv (local)/Typsa (Spain)
  • Bilfinger Berger (Germany)
  • PORR Group (Austria)/Balfour Beatty (UK)/HBK (local)
  • Impregilo (Italy)/SK/Galfar (Oman)/Cowi (Denmark)/Italferr (Italy)
  • Impregilo/Redco International/SEC (Korea)
  • Sinohydro (China)/ETA (UAE)/Beijing Urban Construction Group (China)/Tadmur (local)/Geodata
  • Hyundai/Acciona (Spain)/Ghella Construzioni (Italy)/KBR (US)
  • Bechtel (US)/Enka(Turkey)
  • Obayashi (Japan)/Bouygues(France)/Aljaber Engineering (local)/Aecom (US)
  • Obayashi/Aljaber Engineering/Aecom
  • Yapi Merkezi (Turkey)/Aktor (Greece)/STFA (Turkey)/Aljaber Engineering (elevated)
  • Yapi Merkezi/Aktor/STFA (underground)
  • China Railway Engineering Company (China)
  • GS Salini (Italy)/Arabtec (UAE)
  • Taisei Corporation (Japan)/Redco International (local)
  • Astaldi (Italy)/Yuksel (Turkey)/Gulermak (Turkey)
  • Ferrovial (Spain)/Aneco
  • Lafarge (France)/Orascom Construction (Egypt)
  • Multiplex (Australia)/Condotte (Italy)/Kolin (Turkey)/Medgulf (local)/Foster & Partners (UK)
  • Nurol (Turkey)Mesmetrostroy (Russia)
  • Andrade Gutierrez (Brazil)/Quiroz Galvao (Brazil)/Ramco (local)
  • Tecnimont (France)/Guris (Turkey)/Al-Jaber & Partners (local)
  • Fujita (Japan)/Boom Construction (local)
  • Tekfen (Turkey)
  • Murray & Roberts (South Africa)
  • Saudi Binladin Group (Saudi Arabia)
  • Saudi Oger (Saudi Arabia)
  • Carillion (UK)
  • Galliford Try (UK)
  • Gamuda (Indonesia)
  • Kajima Corporation (Japan)
  • Laing O’Rourke (UK)
  • Skanska (Sweden)

The strategy for the packages and the consortiums themselves are expected to change as the tender progresses.