Drake & Scull scoops $93m deal to work on Doha Metro

Dubai-based contractor to provide MEP services to depot and stabling yard
Drake & Scull scoops $93m deal to work on Doha Metro
The Doha Metro project will meet the demands of the rapidly expanding population of Qatar.
By Staff writer
Wed 23 Mar 2016 12:28 PM

Drake & Scull International (DSI)’s rail subsidiary has landed a $93 million contract to work on the first phase of the Doha Metro megaproject.

The Dubai-based contractor said on Wednesday morning that Drake & Scull will carry out supply, installation, testing and commissioning of MEP building services in the depot and stabling yard for the metro’s Green and Red Lines.

DSI said the work was scheduled to be completed in 2019.

The contract was handed out by Japan’s Fujita Corporation, which is building the metro’s Green and Red Lines.

Earlier this week, Qatar Rail announced yesterday that it completed tunnelling work on the northern section of the longest line of the Doha Metro.

The work on the Red Line, which is located between Legtaifiya Station and Qatar University (QU), comes in line with the firm’s plans to complete the tunnelling process by autumn this year.

According to the Peninsula newspaper, Qatar Rail said that over 85 percent of tunnelling for the entire metro has finished and that overall project completion has reached 37 percent.

It also stated that 37 stations of the first phase of the Doha Metro are under construction.

Sara Al Muhannadi, head of business development, Qatar Rail, said the firm is also on the verge of completing the tunnelling on the Gold and Green Lines.

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