• Two of the 15 prequalified consortiums do not have a local partner
  • Prequalified companies based on country of origin are China (8), Italy (7), Spain (6), UAE (3), Turkey (2), and Greece (2)
  • France and Austria have one company each

Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail) has prequalified 15 consortiums for the first phase of its long-distance rail scheme.

The prequalified firms, which comprise mostly joint ventures formed between international and local contracting companies, include:

The tender is scheduled for release between the last quarter of 2015 or the first quarter of 2016, according to Qatar Rail.

Phase one of the project involves building a 146-kilometre-long rail line from the border with Saudi Arabia to Mesaieed and the New Doha Port project on the east coast of the peninsula, as well as an inland station known as Doha West International, which will connect to the Doha Metro.

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