Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail) has scheduled a meeting with prequalified contractors for the contract to extend the Doha Metro Green Line by 6 August.

The proposals for the scheme are due to be submitted on 1 October.

Consortiums that are understood to have been prequalified to bid for the contract 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) / Saudi Binladin Group (Saudi Arabia) / 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 prequalified groups and their members are currently undertaking construction work on the first phase of the metro, including the Porr-led team which is currently executing the underground and elevated sections of the first phase of Green Line.

The scheme is known as Green Line extension phase 1a. The project scope is understood to involve about 10 kilometres of tunnel and 10km of above ground track.

A joint venture of the US’ Hill International and local Astad Engineering Consultancy and Project Management Company, which is the project manager for underground sections of the network, and a joint venture of the US-based Louis Berger and France’s Egis Rail that is managing the elevated sections, are both expected to compete to be the project manager of the Green Line extension.