Hill confirms Doha metro appointment

14 August 2012

US-based firm will project manage the Green Line of the Doha metro scheme

US-based project manager Hill International has officially announced that it has won the QR215.7m ($59m) contract to project manage the construction of the Green Line of Doha Metro.

In early August, MEED reported that Hill had been selected for the contract, along with project managers for other parts of the proposed metro scheme.

The project client, Qatar Railways Company (QRail), has appointed the team of US-based Louis Berger and France’s Egis Rail to manage the construction of the Gold Line and the two major stations. It has also chosen US-based Jacobs Engineering to manage the Red Line.

The selected firms will coordinate with Parsons Brinckerhoff. The US-based firm was appointed as the strategic programme manager for the Qatar Intergrated Rail Programme in September 2011.

The project managers will oversee the construction contracts currently being tendered. The submission date for the stations package is 9 September and the deadline for the tunnelling packages is 28 October. Contractors bidding for the packages expect QRail to make awards in early 2013.

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