- Consortium of Salini Impregilo and Bin Omran win Qatar infrastructure deal
- The 30-month contract covers work in the north of the peninsula
- Deal follows award of the Al-Bayt World Cup stadium
A consortium of Italys Salini Impregilo and the local Bin Omran has been awarded a 300m ($335m) contract to build infrastructure in Northern Qatar.
The 30-month contract, which is part of the Local Roads and Drainage Programme for the the Public Works Authority (Ashghal), includes the roads and infrastructure in the Al-Zubara, Abu Al-Dholouf, and Al-Shamal districts.
The award was made the day after a joint venture of Italys Salini Impregilo, the local Galfar Engineering and Italys Cimolai was awarded the 770m ($850m) contract by the local Aspire Zone to build the Al-Bayt stadium in Al-Khor.
Salini Impregilo says 716m of the contract value covers the construction of the stadium and 53m will go towards the operation and maintenance.
The construction, which is due to be completed in September 2018, involves building a stadium that can accommodate 70,000 spectators, with an area of 200,000 square meters, auxiliary buildings and a utilities centre.
The design of the stadium is based on the Bayt al-Shaar, which is a black and white tent traditionally used by Qataris.
The infrastruature and stadium construction contracts add to Salini Impregilos backlog in Qatar. It is already working on the 1.7-kilometre Red Line North of the Doha Metro, as well as the Abu Hamour hydraulic project.