US$ 1.7 billion Qatar highway contract awarded

By Helen Wright26 March 2014

Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG) in a joint venture with Al Jaber Engineering has been awarded a QAR 6.15 billion (US$ 1.7 billion) contract to design and construct a 56 km road in Qatar.

Awarded by Qatar’s public works authority, Ashghal, the contract is for package three of the New Orbital Highway and Truck Route near Doha.

This part of the highway connects the Mesaieed industrial area and new port projects to Salwa Road, including five main interchanges. Design and construction is expected to take 36 months to complete.

HLG CEO and managing director José Antonio López-Monís said the contract strengthened the contractor’s presence in Qatar.

“The Orbital highway is a major opportunity for HLG and our joint venture partner Al Jaber Engineering, and we are pleased to have been selected by Ashghal to work in partnership with them to deliver such an important element of national infrastructure for Qatar.”

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