By Lubna Hamdan
Stadium is fifth to enter its main works stage
The contract for Qatar Foundation stadium has been given to four companies led by Cyprus-based contractor Joannou & Paraskevaides (J&P), World Cup organisers have confirmed.
The companies include J&P Qatar, Conspel Qatar WLL, J& PAvax S.A and J&P Ltd, the Supreme Committee of Delivery and Legacy (SCDL).
The project is being delivered in conjunction with Astad Project Management, a wholly owned Qatari Company, who assumed the role of Project Management, Construction Management and Construction Supervision.
Qatar Foundation stadium, the fifth World Cup stadium in Qatar to enter the main works stage, has a capacity of seating 40,000 people and is set for completion by 2019.
The design of the stadium will see light filtered through complex geometrical pattern and will be located at Education City. The venue will host fixtures up to the quarter-final stage during the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The most recent work completed in July 2016 included further bulk excavation works of a total volume of 650,000 cubic meters to formation level, and implementation of a dewatering system for the next main-package contractor.
By the end of 2016, the main-works contractor will be fully mobilised on site, progressing with the schematic design, finishing the foundation works and securing a substantial portion of the structural steel for the super structure.
While FIFA has not confirmed the number of venues Qatar must have to host the event, the number is believed to be eight. Five of those are underway. They include QF, Khalifa International, Al Wakrah, Al Bayt Al Khor and Al Rayyan.
The SCDL said the other three venues in Lusail, Ras Abu Aboud and Al Thumama are in their preliminary stages but will be worked on in the next year, according to the committee’s technical delivery office chairman Hilal Al Kuwari.
“The next 12 months will be crucial for the tournament’s progression as we prepare another three sites for works, with the SC and its partners managing eight live construction sites by mid-2017,” he said.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.
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