Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail) has selected Lebanon’s Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) for a $700m contract for the remaining work on the construction of Msheireb and Education city stations of the Doha Metro.

The other bidders are understood to have included local Midmac Contracting and a consortium led by Italy’s Salini Impregilo.

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.

“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 told MEED last month.

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 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, and the $744m contract for the Al-Bustan Street North project, in a joint venture with local Teyseer Contracting.