CH2M Hill wins 2022 World Cup contract
By Chris Sleight09 February 2012
Consultant C2HM Hill has been awarded the programme management contract for the 2022 soccer World Cup, which will be held in Qatar. The contract was awarded by the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee, which has responsibility for building venues, training facilities and supporting infrastructure for the tournament, including the expansion of Doha Airport and a proposed nationwide metro system.
Commenting on the appointment, Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee secretary general, Hassan Al Thawadi said, "While the proposals we received from those companies that made the shortlist were impressive, it was important to us that the appointed company met the set criteria we had in mind, in addition to complimenting and understanding the vision of our committee. We believe that CH2M HILL is the ideal partner."
CH2M Hill's contract will also cover the legacy aspects of the tournament, and will run to 2024 as a result.
The company says 2000 over its total worldwide staff of 30000 are based in the Middle East, with 200 in Qatar. It expects to mobilise key staff for the project in mid-February.
C2HM Hill chairman & CEO Lee McIntire said, "We are proud to contribute our global programme management experience to help deliver a landmark 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Our team brings a proven track record that will assist the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee in delivering world-class facilities in a sustainable manner."
Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee Technical Director, Yasir Al Jamal, said, "We are delighted to enter into this partnership with CH2M HILL. Over the next six months we will be working together to develop our road map, which will provide us with delivery timelines for the projects that will occupy us in the coming ten years."