Qatar city infrastructure set for end-2011 completion

Al Jaber and Partners says work on new city of Lusail is on schedule and on budget
Qatar city infrastructure set for end-2011 completion
An artists impression of Lusail City marina
By Andy Sambidge
Sat 20 Aug 2011 01:38 PM

Major infrastructure works for a new city being built at Lusail in Qatar are on course for completion by the end of the year.

Al Jaber and Partners (AJP), part of the Al Jaber Group of Companies (AJC) based in Abu Dhabi, said in a statement on Saturday that its job was nearing completion.

Commissioned by Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company, the QR1.8bn project started in May 2008 and is on schedule to take 43 months to complete, the company said.

Ammar Ammar, business development manager for Al Jaber & Partners, said: "As we near completion of one of the largest infrastructure and utilities contracts in Qatar, we can look back with pride at our safety record, protecting our workers from harm and helping us deliver on budget and on time."

Lusail City aims to attract 80,000 visitors, 200,000 residents and 170,000 workers.

With 37 sq km of waterfront land that is master-planned into 19 integrated mixed-use districts, Lusail will provide community facilities from shopping malls to schools and hospitals, as well as cultural and sports amenities.

To match the scale of the project, Al Jaber & Partners have had 1,300 workers on the development with a fleet of 489 pieces of equipment and vehicles on the site.

The infrastructure works brief included roads and infrastructure in an area totalling some 180 hectares at the centre of the Lusail Development Project, known as Foxhill North and Foxhill South.

The scope of work consists of a 24km road network; 32km each of drinking water and firefighting networks; 23km of wastewater and 52km of stormwater networks; plus an 11km irrigation network.

In addition, the mechanical and electrical utilities comprise street lighting, traffic signals, telecommunications, substation works and a sewage pumping station.

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