Qatar awards F-ring road and Dukhan Central road projects

24 January 2011

Tenders for Lusail Expressway expected to be tendered in next two weeks

The joint venture of Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company and the local Teyseer Contracting company has won two contracts worth an estimated total of QR1.9bn ($522m) for road projects in Doha.

Qatar’s Public Works Authority awarded the joint venture the contracts on 24 January.

The first contract is worth an estimated QR1bn and is for the Dukhan Central road project, which is the second phase of Dukhan highway project.

The second contract is worth an estimated QR850m and is for the F-ring road, which is the 12th package of the Doha Expressway.

The F-ring road work will be approximately 8km in length and will extend from the intersections of Abu Hamur and Al-Muntazah streets to the New Doha International Airport. The project will include the construction of a three-lane dual carriageway, four interchanges, infrastructure and landscaping

The projects are part of Qatar’s plans to invest $20bn on new roads and related drainage and infrastructure in the next five years.

Ashghal is expected to issue tender documents for the estimated QR2.5bn Lusail Expressway project by early February.Tenders for the expressway project were initially due to go out in August.

The Lusail Expressway projects will be tendered as a single deal and will be among the biggest roads in the region when complete.

The road will be about 12 kilometres long and will run from Doha city to Lusail and then on to the Pearl real-estate development. It will have about 16 lanes, some of which will reach up to two or three levels. The expressway will also include three major interchanges, slip roads, underpasses and bicycle lane. Construction work will take 36 months to complete.

Another major project planned is the Orbital highway. This will be Qatar’s longest road running from Ras Laffan in the north to Mesaieed in the south. It will be used by trucks transporting freight between the ports. Ashghal is currently looking at the concept and detailed design before it is tendered (MEED 26:11:10).

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