दोहा Doha: A Joint Venture between Louis Berger and French rail engineering specialst Egis has been awarded a $79m contract by Qatar Railways Company to project manage all elevated and at-grade sections of the Doha Metro project.
This is the latest of a series of consultancy deals to be awarded on the project.
Atkins won a $135m deal for the design of the Doha Metro Gold Line in July last year and a joint venture between Parsons and Systra picked up a $233.5m supervision deal for the network last April.
Jacobs Engineering also picked up a a project management deal for the Red Line North and South lines in August 2013.
The Louis Berger / Egis joint venture had initially been commissioned to provide project management consultancy services to the project in August 2012.
Its latest deal covers 16km of at grade and elevated sections, which will also include passageways to a number of the stadiums being built for the FIFA 2022 World Cup.
The Doha Metro, part of the overall Qatar Integrated Railway program, is approximately 216km in length across four lines (Red, Green, Gold and Blue) with an estimated total construction value of $36bn. Approximately 100 stations are planned along the line, including two major stations built at Msheireb and Education City.
D. James Stamatis, president for Louis Berger’s international operations, said: “We are honoured to play a key role in bringing Qatar Railways Company’s vision to build one of the world’s most impressive, extensive and modern metro programmes to life.
The Doha Metro will be a global model for transit programs providing greater access, connectivity and mobility to its citizens.”