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Siemens awarded a Contract worth over 100m Euro

31. July 2012

Qatar Foundation ordered with Siemens Qatar WLL the delivery of 19 Avenio trams plus all the construction works related to the project. This construction works comprise of the rail system and the tram stations, which on customer request will be completely built without overhead or lower/underground power supply. This technologically new and very advanced system will be realized by means of an on-board-battery-system and magnetic induction systems at each tram station. With this the Siemens Lightrail Division, headquartered in Vienna, Austria and Siemens Qatar realize for the first time this technologically highly advanced system, that will be implemented first time worldwide, which is especially challenging in the Qatari climate conditions.

Saad Al Muhannadi, Vice President of Qatar Foundation, therefore sees the Qatar Foundation as the driving force behind the development of Qatar as an energy efficient economy and society.

The tram will have an overall rail system of 11,5 km and 25 tram stations, a connection to the Doha Metro, which is in tendering this year and construction shall start in 2013, has been provided for.