The recently established Saudi/local partnership of El-Seif al-Jawdah has been awarded the multi-million-dollar contract to build the Silhouette tower project in West Bay.

The tower, which at more than 220 metres will be one of the tallest in Doha, was issued for tender a year ago and is due to be completed by early 2008. El-Seif al-Jawdah is a partnership between Saudi Arabia’s El-Seif Engineering Construction and Qatar Quality Trading Company (MEED 10:12:05).

The residential tower will be 59 storeys high and have two basements for parking with capacity for 530 cars. Its total built-up area is about 100,000 square metres and it will include three types of flats. The building will also include restaurants, a cafe, a health and fitness club, a beauty salon, a jacuzzi and sauna, a business centre, administrative facilities and areas allocated for prayer. The tower is to be connected to the central cooling network of Qatar Cool Company.

The tower has been designed by Taillibert Gulf Environment of Abu Dhabi in collaboration with the local CICO Consulting Architects & Engineers. The design team also included Vahe R Yacoubian for electro-mechanical services and Northcroft Middle East for quantity surveying. The client is Mohammad Ajjaj al-Kubaisi.