French-Qatari JV to operate Doha metro and Lusail LRT. QATAR Rail has awarded a €3bn contract to RKH Qitarat to operate and maintain both the Doha metro and the Lusail light rail network north of the Qatari capital for 20 years.
RKH Qitarat is joint venture based on a consortium between RATP Dev and Keolis, France, which has a 49% stake, and the Qatari Hamad Group, with the remaining 51%. Lusail's 32km four-line light rail network, which will have 37 stations, will serve a new town and connect with the Doha metro. The first line is expected to open by the end of 2018 followed by the remaining three lines in 2020.
Alstom is supplying 35 LRVs, and installing catenary-free electrification, power supply, track, signalling, telecommunications and train control. The fully-automated Doha metro is being built in two phases. Phase two will see the addition of the Blue Line and extensions to the initial lines to create a 75km 60-station network by 2026. Macron eyes deals for Doha's metro, Rafale fighter jets - Welcome Qatar.
France is close to finalising major military and transport contracts during a visit by Emmanuel Macron to Qatar on Thursday, a French presidential source said.
Qatar has an option to buy 12 more Dassault-made Rafale fighter jets after buying 24 planes in 2015 for about six billion euros ($7.11bn) and officials have said that the deal could be concluded this week. The Rafale is made by Dassault Aviation. “We’ve been negotiating for months,” defence minister Florence Parly had told BFM TV. The two sides are also in talks for sale of 300 VBCI armoured vehicles from French firm Nexter and a contract worth some three billion euros to manage the Doha metro for 20 years. “Discussions are ongoing,” a French presidential source told reporters on Monday ahead of the visit. Paris has pushed further business interests in Qatar as well as encourage investment into France, where Qatar already has assets worth about $10bn. Doha Metro project on track as 62% work is completed.
More than 60% of the Doha Metro Phase 1 work has been completed and the project is on schedule, a senior official of Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail) has said.
This was revealed during a Delivery Alignment Workshop conducted recently by Qatar Rail with the objective of evaluating the extent of progress till date and exploring all opportunities to accelerate progress and ensure that timely delivery is secured. The workshop was attended by Qatar Rail’s executive management, the project delivery team and project management consultants.
It was held as part of Qatar Rail’s commitment to delivering the railway programme on schedule, it said in a press statement. The workshop was also attended by HE the Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Seif Ahmed al-Sulaiti, who followed the discussions as the workshop participants developed a set of prioritised actions, which are being now implemented and will be crucial to the timely delivery of the Qatar Rail project. source: Gulf Times. Doha metro concrete structures delivered. Au Qatar, SYSTRA conçoit le futur tram de Lusail - Société d'ingenierie leader du transport public urbain/ferroviaire (bus, métro, tramway, etc.) – SYSTRA France & international. Un réseau de tramway hybride Le réseau de tramway de la ville-nouvelle de Lusail reliera les différents quartiers de la cité, et sera notamment connecté avec le réseau de métro de Doha.
Voulu extrêmement efficace, ce tramway devra être en mesure d’irriguer une ville d’environ 200 000 habitants et de servir plus de 400 000 utilisateurs annuels. Green Line consultants clinch Doha Metro project extension. ByShabina S.
Khatri Avi Viljoen/Flickr Doha Metro Green Line work The project managers of the Doha Metro’s Green Line have secured a $43.1 million contract extension with Qatar Rail, Hill International has announced. The US-based firm has an 80 percent stake in a joint venture with Astad Engineering, and has been working on phase one of the line’s construction since 2012. The JV will continue managing the project for at least another 30 months, it said. 100km of tunnelling completed on Doha Metro project - Construction. Doha Metro Project has completed 100km of tunnelling and 41 percent of the whole project, Qatar Rail said in a statement on Wednesday.
With this, 90 percent of tunnelling has been completed and 11km more are required to finalise underground developments with the longest line, the Red Line, expected to be completed in the near future. Qatar Rail expects to shift from construction into the installation of tracks, power supply and signalling by the end of the year. Final architectural touches of the stations will also start soon. Hill consortium nabs Qatar's $42m Lusail rail deal. Qatar Rail replaces contractor on Doha Metro – Emirates Business. 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 May 5 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 June 20, 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. Qatar Rail cancels $1.4bn Doha Metro stations deal. Qatar Railways Company has terminated the contract of an international consortium that was building the stations of the Doha Metro project and appointed a new contractor to take its place.
The company, better known as Qatar Rail, said in a statement that it has appointed Consolidated Contractors (CCC) to continue with the project and will take over the contract from the joint venture comprising comprising South Korea's Samsung C&T, Spanish contractor Obrascon Huarte Lain (OHL), and Qatar Building Company later this month. Qatar Rail confirmed that it was "doing all it could" to minimise any delays and risks to this part of the Doha Metro project. "Work will continue on the major stations project sites as planned and discussions are underway with the subcontractors to ensure continuity," the statement said without giving a reason for the contract termination. Qatar Rail fires major Doha metro station contractors.
QATAR Rail (QR) has terminated its contact with the consortium building the main stations for the $US 17.8bn Doha metro project.
The $US 1.4bn design and build contract was awarded to a consortium comprising Korea's Samsung C&T (50%), Spanish contractor Obrascon Huarte Lain (OHL) (30%), and Qatar Building Company (20%) in May 2013 and encompasses work on the major Msheireb and Education City stations. However, in a statement to the London Stock Exchange, OHL said that it had received notification of the contract's termination within the next 14 days, which cited "non-compliance of certain contractual obligations.
" Qatar Rail subsequently confirmed the termination in a statement and that it had appointed Consolidated Contractors Group to take over the project. QR argued that its decision was taken on "solid contractual grounds. " "Work will continue on the Major Stations project sites as planned, and discussions are underway with subcontractors to ensure continuity," the spokesman said. Sans titre. Gold Line (Historic Line) Red Line. The Red Line, also known as the Coast Line, runs for about 40 kilometres from Al Wakra in the south to Lusail in the north.
The line also connects Hamad International Airport at Terminal 1 to the centre of the city. It has 17 stations with the Legtaifiya Station allowing passengers to transfer over to the Lusail Light Rail Transit. The other 16 stations are: • Al Bidda• Corniche• West Bay• Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre• Al Qassar• Katara• Lusail• Hamad International Airport• Qatar University• Al Wakra• Ras Bu Fontas• Economic Zone• Oqba Ibn Nafie• Al Matar• Umm Ghawalina• Al Doha Al Jadeda.
37% of Doha Metro is complete: official. More than 37% of work on the nearly 80km first phase of Doha Metro is now complete, a senior Qatar Rail official has said. “Doha Metro will commence services between the last quarter of 2019 and the first quarter of 2020,” he said at a presentation at Arab Future Cities Summit. Doha Metro Green Line tunnelling complete, says Qatar Rail - Construction. Qatar Rail on Wednesday announced the completion of tunnelling on the Green Line of the Doha Metro project with the breakthrough of a boring machine at Education City station. Education City is the last underground station on the Green Line before moving towards the above ground station Al Riffa, the company said in a statement. The announcement comes just days after Qatar Rail celebrated completion of tunnelling on the northern section of the Red Line. Saad Al Muhannadi, Qatar Rail CEO, said: "Completion of tunnelling on the Green Line is yet another major milestone for the project and one we are delighted to have achieved ahead of schedule.
"Across the project as a whole, we are continuing to make significant progress and as we prepare to move from the construction to systems and architectural works, we are delighted to have been able to achieve all this within the timelines and budgets allocated for this monumental endeavour. " Doha metro tunnel breakthrough. QATAR: Qatar Rail celebrated the completion of tunnelling on the Red Line North section of the metro when a TBM broke through between Legtaifiya and Qatar University stations on March 21. Boring of the 11·3 km tunnel started on July 19 2014 and used four earth pressure balance TBMs. They achieved an average of 30 m per day at their peak, with the best daily rate of 42 m set by Lebretha on March 29 2015.
Work on the Red Line North package is being carried out by the ISG joint venture of Impregilo, SK E&C and Galfar Al Misnad. Covering the section from Msheireb to Lusail, it includes seven underground stations and two above ground. QR reports that this section is more than 70% complete. ‘We and our colleagues in ISG have had to overcome some significant challenges’, said Qatar Rail Managing Director Abdulla Al Subaie.
The north-south Red Line will link Lusail to Al Wakra, with a branch to Hamad International Airport. Doha Metro Green Line tunneling set to be completed in April. Qatar Rail, which is overseeing the construction of the country's railway network, has announced that two tunnel boring machines have completed their work on Doha Metro's Green Line. The Al Rayyan and Al Gharrafa machines, which each went through four breakthroughs before reaching the final destination at Msheireb, are two of 21 used in the first phase of the rail project. To date, 30km out of 33km has been tunnelled on the Green Line in less than 18 months, according to a statement from Qatar Rail, which added that tunneling will be completed in early April.
Jassim Al Ansari, Qatar Rail project director, said: "We are delighted that the Al Rayyan and Al Gharrafa TBMs have completed their section of tunnelling on the Green Line on time and to plan and can now be successfully decommissioned. Tunnel boring machines complete work on Doha Metro's Green Line. (MENAFN - Gulf Times) Two Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs), deployed by Qatar Rail (QR), successfully completed their tunnelling on Doha Metro's Green Line on schedule, marking a milestone in the project's progress. Al Rayyan and Al Gharrafa TBMs went through four breakthroughs before reaching the final destination at Msheireb. The high-tech TBMs were two of the 21 used in the first phase of the Doha Metro project which saw Qatar recognised by the Guinness World Records for having the largest number of tunnel boring machines operating simultaneously in a single project.Qatar Rail project director Jassim al-Ansari expressed delight that Al Rayyan and Al Gharrafa TBMs have completed their section of tunnelling on schedule and they can now be successfully decommissioned.
"To date, roughly 30km out of 33km has been tunnelled on the Green Line, a remarkable feat considering we began the Herculean task less than 18 months ago. " Two TBMs complete Doha Metro mission. DOHA: Qatar Rail’s two Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) successfully completed their section of the tunnelling currently taking place on Doha Metro’s Green Line. This double milestone on the Doha Metro project’s Green Line is a further landmark in the company’s delivery against its objectives. The Al Rayyan and Al Gharrafa TBMs each went through four breakthroughs before reaching the final destination at Msheireb. 76% tunnelling work of Doha Metro complete: Qatar Rail. Tribune News Network. Tunneling for Doha Metro now 77 percent complete, says Qatar Rail. Boring machine dismantled after completing Doha Metro tunnel section. Chantelle D'Mello The Al Rayyan TBM. The Peninsula Qatar - 67km of tunnels for Doha Metro completed.
DOHA: Qatar Rail Managing Director, Eng Abdullah Al Subaie stressed the economic, environmental, education, human and social sustainability benefits of the projects at the American Chamber of Commerce in Qatar’s Distinguished Speakers Series yesterday. Qatar - New Doha Metro Map - MENA RAIL NEWS & JOBS. 61km of Doha Metro tunnels finished, 37 stations being built - RaillyNews. The Peninsula Qatar - First phase of Doha Metro to be completed by 2019. Rising water problematic to Qatar's projects. Waste water buildup has impacted on the water table, causing it to rise and affect construction sites and residences alike.
Lafarge wins ready-mix concrete contract for Doha Metro project. Lafarge specialises in the cement, aggregates and concrete industries, operating in 64 countries and employing 65,000 people. Qatar Rail Sets New Guinness World Record for Most TBMs in Action - Breakbulk Events & Media. Qatar Rail sets Guinness record. Qatar eyeing GCC rail with progress on Doha Metro. The Peninsula Qatar - Fifty percent of Doha Metro tunneling complete: official. PORR-Consortium wins Qatar Rail preliminary works contarct - News - Austria in Qatar. Qatar Rail awards Doha Metro contracts worth $8.2bn. Qatar transport forum gets big backing. Qatar Rail's Tunnel Boring Machine successfully re-launched at Corniche Metro Station site. Qatar - 30km of Greater Doha Metro Rail tunnelling completed - MENA RAIL POST.
Arcadis lands $22m deal on Doha Metro project. Qatar Rail's Tunnel Boring Machine successfully re-launched at Corniche Metro Station site. Doha Metro tunnelling on track despite flooding. Qatar Rail to float long-range tender this year. Qatar Rail says Doha Metro tunneling still on track despite flood. Tunnel boring machine breaks through at Msheireb. Doha metro achieves tunnelling milestone. ArcelorMittal to supply steel fibers for Doha metro lines. Qatar Rail urges private sector to bid for contracts. Deutsche Bahn support on Qatar rail serivces. Qatar Rail achieves tunnelling milestones in Doha. Nearly 20% of Doha Metro tunnels have been excavated - Construction. Qatari PM visits Doha Metro Red Line North project. PM inspects Doha Metro progress. Doha: Underground Metro tunnelling begins. Qatar begins drilling below capital for underground metro - Emirates 24. Sans titre. A major step forward for Doha Metro.
Doha metro rolling stock and railway systems contract awarded. Louis Berger JV wins $79m Doha Metro deal - Transport. Doha metro rolling stock and railway systems contract awarded. Louis Berger JV awarded $79 million project management contract for Doha Metro. Pr_20150220_doha_metro_mitsubishi_eng.pdf. Larsen and Toubro gains on winning orders worth of Rs 4,006 crore. Infrastructure News. رحلة الريل من الوكرة للريان Barwa funds Doha Metro gold line consortium.
Qatar - First Video of Doha Metro Green Line (Porr/SBG/HBK JV) Metro Project in Qatar: Lotte E&C Wins Qatar's Metro Construction Project. Lotte E&C wins $121.96mn Doha Metro deal. Lotte consrotium wins Qatar Red Line North Metro Rail contract worth US$ 121.96 mn. Lotte consortium wins Doha metro contract. Bechtel consortium confirms $10bn Riyadh Metro win. Civil works at 35 Doha metro stations complete, Qatar - Latest Construction News. Qatar - Doha Metro work ‘progressing as planned’ - MENA RAIL POST. Doha Metro on track for 2019 opening. All-time high for Qatar infrastructure contracts. Qatar’s contract awards may touch $30bn this year. Ben van Berkel / UNStudio Designs Over 30 Stations in Phase One of the Doha Metro Network. UNStudio reveals latest designs for the new Doha Metro Network in Qatar. Ben van Berkel / UNStudio Designs Over 30 Stations in... L'émir du Qatar à Paris pour parler de l'Irak et du Rafale - Les Echos. UNStudio designs stations for phase one of the doha metro - designboom.
UK's Atkins wins $135m Doha Metro design contract - Construction. Injury-free 6 million work hours at Qatar Rail. Greek-led construction JV wins $4.4bn Doha Metro deal Logbaby. Qatar Rail Receives a Set of Four New TBMs for Doha Metro. Doha Metro will be better than Dubai: rail exec. Project Qatar: On the right track. A driver’s view of public transportation. City Report - Doha. Dailly Railway News & Magazine in English + Deutsch, Français, Español & Pусский. Track to the future. Cabinet briefed on Arab Health Ministers Council. Big jump in project contracts.
Qatar Rail gets 21 tunnel-borers to speed up work. SYSTRA-Parsons JV wins $234m Doha Metro deal - Construction. LT gets Rs 4510 cr order from Doha metro project. First tunnelling machine for Doha Metro arrives. Greek-led consortium wins $4.4bn bid to build Doha Metro's Gold Line - Doha News. Doha metro project management contract awarded. Banking and Financial News,Islamic Business and Finance, Commercial Banking.