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PORR-Consortium wins Qatar Rail preliminary works contarct

29. August 2012

In line with the Country’s fast development, The Qatar Integrated Railway Network which is scheduled to see the first light at the beginning of 2013 includes plans for light rail, high-speed passenger line and freight rail line.

Qatar Rail has awarded the first five orders of preliminary works, engineering services, security services for the underground lines of Doha metro. One of these orders is a works contract, three are consulting, engineering and PMC services and the fifth order relates to safety issues during the construction phase.

This first "Enabling Works" construction contract worth QAR 288m covers logistics and demolition works on Doha’s subway construction project, was awarded to the consortium of PORR-HBK-SGB. Thomas Stiegler, CEO of Porr Austria and Porr Qatar said: “Porr and its joint venture partners HBK Contracting and Saudi Bin Ladin Group is a good synergy between the partners, Porr Group offering its tunneling expertise and HBK and SBG providing local market knowledge”.

“PORR has an excellent track record in constructing high speed tracks, tunnels and underground railways. We built Vienna’s metro and are expanding the network right now; we are proud to significantly contribute to its success and would like to bring in our know-how and resources in Doha” Steigler added.