EXCLUSIVE: Metro line extension bids extended

01 July 2018
Two consortiums were awarded contracts for the Red Line North in 2013 and 2014

The project client has extended the tender closing date for contract to extend the Red Line North of the metro to 29 July.

The line will extend from the under-construction Red Line North to the Al-Bayt stadium in Al-Khor, which is being built for the 2022 Fifa World Cup.

At least five groups are preparing to bid for the contract. They are:

  • FCC (Spain)/Consolidated Contractors Company (Lebanon)
  • Porr (Austria)/HBK Contracting(local)/Midmac (local)
  • Rizzani de Eccher (Italy)/Redco International (local)
  • Salini Impregilo (Italy)/SK Engineering & Construction (South Korea)
  • Yapi Merkezi (Turkey)/STFA (Turkey)/Al-Jaber Engineering (local)

In 2013 and 2014, the project client awarded the Red Line North’s first phase to two consortiums.

A consortium comprising Italy’s Rizzani de Eccher, South Korea’s Lotte E&C and local contractor Redco International is executing the line’s at-grade and elevated package.

A second consortium comprising Italy’s Impregilo, South Korea’s SK Engineering & Construction and local Galfar al-Misnad is executing the line’s underground package.

Bids for the extension of the Doha Metro Green Line were submitted last December. Bidders are understood to include:

  • Aktor (Greece)/Larsen & Toubro (India)/STFA (Turkey)/ Yapi Merkezi (Turkey)/Aljaber Engineering (local)
  • FCC (Spain)/Consolidated Contractors Company (Lebanon)
  • Impregilo (Italy)/SK Engineering & Construction (South Korea)/Galfar al-Misnad Engineering & Contracting (local)
  • Porr(Austria)/ Sixco/HBK Contracting(local)
  • QDVC(France/local)/GS Engineering & Construction(South Korea)/Al-Darwish Engineering (local)
  • Rizzani de Eccher (Italy)/Lotte E&C (South Korea)/Redco International (local)

The Metro is expected to start commercial operations in 2020, two years prior to the staging of the Fifa World Cup in Doha.

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