A joint venture between Qatar-based HBK Contracting and India’s Afcons Infrastructure has been selected for the QR820m ($225.27m) contract covering the new commercial terminal at New Doha Port.

The work covers the construction of two commercial terminals, associated utility buildings and logistical facilities at the new port being built at Mesaieed.

A total of 15 consortiums were prequalified to bid for the contract in late 2012.

The award follows the selection of a team headed by South Korea’s Hyundai Engineering & Construction in mid-August for the $300m deal covering dredging work and the construction of quay walls for the port’s economic zone.

A group of Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) and the local Teyseer Contracting was selected for the QR1.06bn ($291m) contract for a container terminal at New Doha Port earlier this year.

A crane package for the supply and installation of ship-to-shore and stacking cranes is expected to be awarded before the end of 2013.  

The port is due to be finished in 2016. It will play an essential role in ensuring Qatar meets its Fifa football World Cup 2022 deadlines by reducing the risk of bottlenecks in the supply of construction materials.