$494m Lusail City development on track
Doha, August 20, 2011
The QR1.8 billion ($494 million) Lusail City Development Project, which started in May 2008, is on schedule to take 43 months to complete, said Al Jaber & Partners (AJP), one of Qatar’s leading infrastructure and energy contractors.
The primary infrastructure works construction package 2 (CP2) also completed 9,000,000 hours without accident or incident, said a statement.
“As we near completion of one of the largest infrastructure and utilities contracts in Qatar, we can look back with pride at our safety record, protecting our workers from harm and helping us deliver on budget and on time,” said Ammar Ammar, business development manager for Al Jaber & Partners.
“Our efficient project management and planning systems ensure our work achieves the highest quality standards, mainly due to our own special failsafe processes such as BIRFT – Build It Right First Time – and our IMS – Integrated Management Systems.”
“The Lusail Project is testament to Al Jaber & Partners’ ability to successfully manage vast complex projects, as we have been doing in Qatar for nearly 10 years,” he added.
Commissioned by Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company, Lusail aims to attract 80,000 visitors, 200,000 residents and 170,000 workers. With 37 sq km of waterfront land that is master -planned into 19 integrated and diverse mixed-use districts, Lusail will provide comprehensive and diverse community facilities from shopping malls to schools and hospitals, as well as cultural and sports amenities.
To match the scale of the project, Al Jaber & Partners have had 1,300 workers on the development with a fleet of 489 pieces of equipment and vehicles on the site.
These include two asphalt plants, 19 diesel welding plants, four 7to10 ton trucks, 29 tipper trucks with 18 tipper trailers, 45 station wagons, 20 buses and three tower cranes, among others.
The infrastructure works brief include roads and infrastructure in an area totaling some 180 hectares at the centre of the Lusail Development Project, known as Foxhill North and Foxhill South.
The scope of work consists of six types of roads in a 24km road network; 32km each of drinking water and firefighting networks; 23km of wastewater and 52km of stormwater networks; plus an 11km irrigation network.
In addition, the mechanical & electrical utilities comprise street lighting, traffic signals, telecommunications, ELV installations and 66/11kV substation works. A sewage pumping station completes the scale of the project, where the effluent is heavily controlled.
“Our key objectives for the project were completion of the works with zero fatalities, on time and on budget with the proper management of project risks,” Ammar said.
“We have built a word of mouth reputation in Qatar for being a trustworthy partner in construction projects on this scale and look to maintaining the long term relationships built on trust and reliability that we have fostered with the signature developments of the country,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service