Qatar Rail has appointed Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) to replace the joint venture of South Korea’s Samsung C&T, Spain’s OHL and the local Qatar Building Company (QBC) on the Doha Metro project.

Qatar Rail said on 5 May that CCC will take over the project in 14 days’ time.

OHL had earlier confirmed in a filing to the stock exchange in Madrid that its contract for the major stations had been terminated. The joint venture was awarded the contract on 20 June 2013. Samsung C&T hold 50 per cent of the joint venture, OHL 30 per cent and QBC 20 per cent.

Qatar Rail says it is working to minimise delays and risks to the project, and discussions are under way with the subcontractors to ensure continuity.

The Major Stations project involves the construction of Msheireb and Education City stations on the Doha Metro.

It is the second time in two years that CCC has replaced OHL on a major project in Qatar. In July 2014, a joint venture of the local Midmac Contracting Company and Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) replaced OHL and US-based Contrack on the Sidra Medical and Research Centre for Qatar Foundation for Education, Science & Community Development.