Qatar: SYSTRA wins 170 M Euro Project Management Consultancy

Qatar: SYSTRA wins 170 M Euro Project Management Consultancy.The Qatar Railways Company has awarded the SYSTRA-Parsons joint venture a €170 million project management and work’s supervision contract for Phase I of the Doha metro in Qatar. This project strengthens the Group’s presence in this high-potential region and consolidates new business growth in line with objectives.

As part of development plans for the capital Doha and in preparation for the 2022 Football World Cup, Qatar has launched a project to design and build a new metro network serving the city and its suburbs. It will comprise urban and suburban lines that will form the central structure for the country’s rail network and provide connections to strategic areas including the city centre, West Bay, Lusail, the airport, the exhibition centre, major urban development areas to the south and west of the city and, of course, the stadiums where the 2022 World Cup matches will be held.

The contract covers design reviews, work’s supervision, testing and tracking acceptance activities. As lead consultant, SYSTRA will be responsible for signalling, driverless systems, rolling stock and depots.

The scope of the contract allows the Group to strengthen a long-term presence in this strategic country as part of its growth strategy. SYSTRA has established a joint venture with Parsons on this project. The Doha Metro: Facts & Figures : 4 lines, Phase 1 (due for commissioning in 2019): 85km including a 55km tunnel section; 37 stations (phase 1); Finished network: approx. 200km; 123 60m long train sets, possible use of double-trains; Total : approx. €15 billion.

This Doha Systems contract consolidates SYSTRA’s position as the leading global service provider on the fast-growing driverless metro market and follows on from other recent SYSTRA wins: the project management contract for automated systems and rolling stock for Lines 15, 16 and 17 of the Grand Paris Express and assistance to the owner contract on systems; as well as the project management and work’s supervision contract on three future metro lines for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia won by the Group in August 2013.

Guillaume Pepy, Chairman of SYSTRA’s Supervisory Board, expressed his delight at this win. “Around 120 engineers will work on this project, showcasing French expertise. This new contract will strengthen SNCF Group’s presence in the Middle East. SNCF already has representation in the region via its Keolis and Geodis subsidiaries”. Guillaume Pepy is CEO of SNCF.

Qatar SYSTRA wins 170 M Euro Project Management Consultancy

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