Arcadis lands contract to design stations for Doha Metro’s Gold Line

The construction consultancy Arcadis has announced that it has been appointed by Qatar Rail to provide design and consultancy services on the Gold Line of the Doha Metro.

The firm is delivering detailed designs and architectural finishing work for 10 of the 13 stations on the line, as well as supervision during the construction phase. The contract is worth about €20 million (Dh82.6m). The design work is expected to take 12 months and the supervision a further two years.

Arcadis said that the remaining three stations on the line have been tendered under a separate contract package, which may be awarded to it at a later date.

Arcadis is delivering the work for ALYSJ JV – a consortium of construction companies led by the Greek contractor Ellaktor. It won a US$4.4 billion award to build the line, which is understood to be the most technically challenging of the first phase – in April 2014.

Lead designer for the line is Atkins, which was appointed under a $135m deal in July last year.

The Gold Line runs from East to West across Doha and includes 32km of bored tunnels.

Arcadis stated work on the project earlier this month. The company, which completed its $483m acquisition of Hyder in October last year, is already carrying out similar work on Doha Metro’s Red Line South.

Arcadis executive board member for the UK, Europe and Middle East, Stephan Ritter, said: “This award is a tribute to the team already working on a similar package on Red Line South metro in Doha, as their excellent work has encouraged the ultimate client, Qatar Rail Company, to have confidence in recommending a further package of work.”

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