Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has awarded UK consultant Hyder a $112m contract for the design and construction supervision of a new section of the Doha Expressway.

It is one of the largest contracts Hyder has won from Ashghal in recent years, and the largest to be secured since the beginning of the financial year.  

Specifically, the contract covers the concept design review, preliminary and detailed design, construction contract preparation, tender services and construction supervision services for:

  • The Al-Khor Bypass P22 in the northeast of Qatar, which includes 35 kilometres of expressway, incorporating four junctions, three running lands and a hard shoulder.
  • The Al-Khor Expressway P25 and Al-Khor to Umm Birkah road in the northeast Qatar, which includes 26km of expressway, 13 junctions, three running lands and a hard shoulder.

Hyder will be providing construction supervision services for the following two projects:

  • Lusail Development External Road P60 phase 1, west of the Lusail development, for the upgrade of 4km of existing dual carriageway.
  • Lusail Development External Road P60, phase 2, west of the Lusail development, for the upgrade of approximately 8km of existing dual carriageway.

The design is expected to link up with the Red Line of Doha metro, which is currently planned to be built along the Al-Khor Expressway. The design and build contracts for the Red Line have recently been awarded to contractors.