Arcadis, one of the world’s leading natural and built asset design and consultancy firms, has won a €20-million ($22.5 million) contract to provide architectural, branding, design and construction consultancy services for the Gold Line of Doha Metro in Qatar.
The Gold Line is one of four under development in the first phase of Doha’s 354-km metro network and is by far the largest single construction package crossing Doha from east to west.
This €3.2-billion ($3.6 billion) project includes 32 km of bored tunnel along with 13 new underground stations fitted out with high-end architectural finishes and state-of-the-art MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) systems, as well as services buildings, tunnels and entrances, in addition to landscaping, traffic and utilities works.
Arcadis said it clinched the contract on the strength of its earlier work on the Red Line South for Qatar Rail Company.
For the Gold Line, Arcadis will work on behalf of the contractor, ALYSJ, a joint venture of several international and local construction and engineering firms. Arcadis’ involvement in the project, which started last month, covers the detailed design and co-ordination of architectural finishes for 10 of the 13 new underground stations as well as associated MEP, structural and landscape design, plus construction support and consultancy services, said the company.
The remaining three stations on the Gold Line have been priced separately and may be assigned to Arcadis later. The design phase is expected to take 12 months and construction support an additional 24 months.