• 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 Italy’s 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 Italy’s Salini Impregilo, the local Galfar Engineering and Italy’s 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 Impregilo’s 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.