Italian firm wins Qatar infrastructure deal

The Italian firm,  Salini Impregilo has been awarded a €300 million ($332 million) contract for the construction of primary urban infrastructure in Shamal, a residential area 100km from Doha, Qatar.

Salini Impregilo, part of the consortium created with Bin Omran of Qatar, has said that it beat three competitor consortiums from the Gulf area, Asia and the United States.

The works, which have to be completed within a 30-month time span, have been awarded by the Public Works Authority, also known as Ashghal.

Salini Impregilo said in a statement that it has won a contract for the implementation of Package 01, which covers approximately 25 percent of the area to be developed, and which also includes the roads and infrastructures of the Al-Zubara district in the western area, the northern area of the central district of Abu Al-Dholouf and the southern area of Al-Shamal.

It also includes the planning and design of the microtunneling and of the water system for irrigating the green areas. The entire area for residential development measures 1,043 hectares and is connected to Doha through the North Road.

The company has also recently won a €770 million deal to build the the Al Khor stadium, where the FIFA 2022 World Cup will be played as is already active in the construction of the Red Line North metro and the Abu Hamour water system.

Source: Arabian Business