By Staff writer
Company is hired to provide architectural, branding, design and construction consultancy services
Arcadis, a design and consultancy firm, has announced that it has been appointed to provide architectural, branding, design and construction consultancy services for the Gold Line metro line in Doha, Qatar.
The appointment follows an earlier involvement on comparable activities on the Red Line South metro line, also in Doha, the company said in a statement.
For the Gold Line project, Arcadis will work on behalf of the contractor ALYSJ, a joint venture of several international and local construction and engineering firms.
The value of the project to Arcadis is almost €20 million ($22 million), the statement added.
The Gold Line is one of four lines under development in the first phase of Doha's 354km metro network and is by far the largest single construction package on the Doha Metro, crossing Doha from east to west.
This €3.2bn contract includes 32km of bored tunnel along with 13 new underground stations.
Arcadis' involvement in the project, which started this month, covers the detailed design and coordination of architectural finishes for 10 of the 13 new underground stations as well as associated MEP, structural and landscape design, plus construction support and consultancy services.
The remaining three stations on the Gold Line have been priced separately and may be assigned to Arcadis later, the company said.
The design phase is expected to take 12 months and construction support an additional 24 months.
Stephan Ritter, executive board member of Arcadis responsible for the activities in the the Middle East, 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 to Arcadis."For all the latest construction news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.