Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail) has invited consultancy firms to express interest in the project management and engineer of record roles for upcoming expansions of the Doha Metro network.
The planned schemes include extensions to the existing Green and Gold metro lines, which began operating in 2019.
Qatar Rail cancelled a prolonged tender process for contracts to complete construction work for extensions to the Red and Green lines in mid-2020 during the initial stages of the Covid-19 pandemic, when Qatar and much of the world were subjected to strict lockdown measures.
Six teams submitted proposals for the Doha Metro Green Line extension in December 2017. The project’s scope then involved the construction of about 10 kilometres of tunnel and 10km of above-ground track. Consortiums submitted bids for the Doha Metro Red Line North in 2018.
In 2012, Qatar Rail appointed project management consultancy firms to manage the construction of the first phase of the metro.
A team of US-based Louis Berger, which Canada’s WSP has now acquired, and France’s Egis Rail was chosen to manage the construction of the Gold Line and the two major stations. US-based Jacobs was picked to manage the Red Line and Hill International, also of the US, was selected for the Green Line.
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