Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has chosen to retender the contract for the construction and upgrading of Mesaimeer Road.

The firms that have been invited to bid are understood to include:

  • Consolidated Contractors Company (Lebanon)/Teyseer Contracting (local)
  • Daewoo Engineering & Construction (South Korea)
  • Hyundai Engineering & Construction (South Korea)
  • Larsen & Toubro (India)
  • QDVC (France/local)
  • Six Construct (Belgium)
  • Tekfen (Turkey)

When bids were previously submitted in April Lebanon’s Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) and the local Teyseer Contracting was the lowest bidder with an offer of about $450m. The second lowest bidder was Belgium’s Six Construct with an offer of about $480m.

The 42-month contract involves the upgrade of 4.2 kilometres of Mesaimeer Road from three lanes to four lanes, the construction of intersections connecting Bu Hamour Street, Haloul Street and Salwa Road, four pedestrian bridges, and a central viaduct.

The project management consultant for the scheme is the US’ KBR.

Ashghal has also invited firms to bid by 19 September for a contract to upgrade approximately 6.7 kilometres of arterial roads and nine intersections on Doha’s A-Ring Road.

The section to be improved extends from Al-Diwan Street passing through Msheireb Street heading eastward to Banks and Al-Meena streets.

The scope of works includes full pavement reconstruction, demolition of three buildings, relocation of one substation outside the right-of-way, and the decommissioning and demolition of three substations.

Ashghal has been awarding and tendering several major road construction deals over the past year.

In March, Ashghal awarded CCC/Teyseer a QR2.82bn ($774m) contract to design and build the Al-Bustan Street North project. Al-Bustan Street North is a crucial segment of Qatar’s $20bn Expressway Programme.