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Metro transportation, both underground and on elevated tracks, is a growing trend in the Gulf

Metro transportation, both underground and on elevated tracks, is a growing trend in the Gulf



FCC team wins Doha metro deal

April 2014

FCC has been awarded a contract by the Qatar Railways Company to build a section of the Doha Metro red line (Qatar) for 506 million euros ($702 million).

The winning consortium led by FCC, the Citizen Services Group, also comprises Archirodon (Greece), Yüksel (Turkey) and Petroserv (Qatar).

A global leader in subway construction, FCC said this was the company’s first major project in Qatar. It will be executed in 31 months and create more than 1,000 jobs. In the bidding process, the FCC-led consortium competed with groups from Korea, Germany, Italy and India, among other countries, the Spanish company said.

The contract includes building three elevated stations (Barwa Village, Al Wakrah and Qatar Economic Zone) and a 6.97 km section, plus tunnelising the road at the entrance to Al Wakrah.

The total budget for the Doha Metro project exceeds 20 billion euros.

This project win comes just six months after FCC obtained its largest international contract: the construction of three lines of the Riyadh Metro for over 6 billion euros.

In that project, FCC heads the FAST consortium, which comprises Samsung (Korea), Alstom and Setec (both from France), Strukton (The Netherlands), Freyssinet Saudi Arabia, Typsa (Spain) and Atkins (UK). The total budget for the Riyadh Metro is more than 16.3 billion euros.




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