Qatar’s construction sector is being kept busy with the Fifa World Cup, as the country woos the private sector to get more involved in economic development. A public-private partnership law expected to be announced soon could provide an impetus to Qatar’s ambitions as the nation gears up to host the Qatar 2022 Fifa World Cup.

Link to Qatar projects at a glance

Work on Qatar’s Fifa World Cup stadia is well on track, as Gulf Construction finds out. A total of eight stadiums, which will host the first Fifa World Cup in the Middle East, are under construction in Qatar with just under 10,000 workers on site at any given time.

Innovative cooled helmets are to be used this summer by construction workers on site at Qatar’s World Cup stadiums.  The solar powered helmets have a built-in fan and weigh just 300 gm more than conventional helmets but can reduce skin temperatures for workers in the heat by up to 10 deg C.

Reynaers Middle East has embarked on an ambitious initiative in line with its vision to increase the value of buildings and enhance the living and working environment of people worldwide.

Mapei, a leading manufacturer of adhesives, sealants and chemical products for the building industry, is expecting an influx of new projects in Qatar over the next few years due to a construction boom, especially in relation to the 2022 Fifa World Cup.

Jotun Powder Coatings has supplied its Durasol eco-friendly solution for the renovation of the iconic Khalifa International Stadium in Qatar to not only retain the structure’s historic character but also provide a durable, contemporary and sustainable finish.