Italy's Impregilo leads $2bn Doha metro deal win

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By Francesca Astorri  www.arabianbusiness.com

A consortium led by Italian construction giant Impregilo has been awarded the $2bn design contract for the Red Line North of Doha Metro, according to reports in the Italian press.

According to Italian daily newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore, €630m ($808m) will be spent on the metro design, with another €1.1bn ($1.4bn) budgeted for preparatory works, electromechanical systems, and architectural works, giving a total of just over $2.2bn.

The contract was awarded by the Qatar Railways Company (Qrail) and the successful consortium includes Impregilo (41.25 percent), SK Engineering & Construction and Galfar Engineering & Contracting, the report added.

The Doha Metro project will have an overall length of 300km distributed over four lines: Red, Green, Gold and Blue. More info