HABTOOR Leighton Group (HLG) has been awarded a QR1.09-billion ($300 million) contract for the construction of two sections of the corridor pipeline (Main One – packages A and B) which forms part of Doha’s mega reservoir project.
The project is a component of the Qatar-based General Electricity and Water Corporation’s (Kahramaa) mega reservoirs programme, which is estimated at QR15 billion ($4 billion). The contracts for the pipelines connecting the reservoirs – termed as Mega Reservoirs Corridor – has been split into two packages – Main One that will include 181.2 km of pipelines and Main Two, 149.9 km of pipelines.
HLG, operating as Leighton Contracting (Qatar), is responsible for the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of 120 km of 1,600-mm-diameter ductile iron pipes and fittings. Works also include trench excavation, backfilling and construction of all valve chambers.
The pipelines project commenced last month (June) and is scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2016.
This contract brings the total value of new project awards to HLG during 2014 to Dh7.4 billion ($2 billion) – close to doubling HLG’s December 2013 work in hand to Dh16.5 billion ($4.48 billion). The pipelines project is the fifth project awarded to HLG by Kahramaa.
HLG CEO and managing director José Antonio López-Monís said the pipelines project is aligned with HLG’s core capabilities.
Kahramaa’s mega reservoirs project aims to guarantee seven days of strategic water storage in Doha and involves the construction of five mega water stations and 200 km of connecting pipelines (1,200 mm to 2,000 mm diameter).