Turkish firm to build World Cup stadium

By Mike Hayes27 February 2017

Qatar will host Fifa's football World Cup 2022(Photo for illustration purposes only)

Qatar will host Fifa's football World Cup 2022(Photo for illustration purposes only)

Joint-venture partners, Qatari construction firm AlJaber Engineering and Turkish firm Tekfen Construction, have won the contract to build the Al Thumana World Cup stadium in Doha, Qatar.

The announcement was made by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) – the body established by Qatar to deliver stadiums and infrastructure for the Fifa football tournament in 2022.

The 40,000-seater venue, set to host matches up to and including the quarter-final stage of the tournament, is the seventh stadium for which a main construction contract has been awarded.

Another Qatari firm, Arab Engineering Bureau, was also confirmed by SC as the design & construction supervision consultant for the project.

SC Secretary General, H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi, said, “The stadium in Al Thumama is located in one of the most rapidly developing areas of Doha. Once ready, the stadium and its surrounding precinct will not only become one of the capital’s central sporting arenas, but will also serve the local community as a central community destination.”  He added, “I am confident that the signing of AlJaber Engineering and Tekfen Construction, one of the leading construction companies in Turkey, will deliver an outstanding, legacy-oriented stadium for a historic tournament.”

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