EC Harris, Mace win $113m Qatar PMC deal
Doha, May 23, 2012
Ashghal, Qatar’s public works authority, has appointed a joint venture between Mace and EC Harris as the programme management consultant (PMC) for a social infrastructure building project in the country.
The contract is worth a total of QR415million ($113.95 million), and will last for five years, with the option to extend by a further two years.
The joint venture will work as the PMC of building projects in association and coordination with the PWA and their appointed consultants and contractors.
The joint venture will undertake all the programme management activities required for planning, procurement, and management of the design, supervision, and construction contracts for a wide range of project types throughout Qatar, including educational facilities; healthcare facilities; ports and waterfront development; public tourism facilities; public sports and assembly facilities; parks and recreational facilities, said a statement.
Importantly, they will establish and deliver a comprehensive suite of fully integrated and functioning plans, systems, processes and procedures to enable delivery of the programme, and to provide a consistent and best practice approach to managing projects, it said.
Mark Reynolds, deputy CEO, Mace, said: “This appointment is a unique opportunity to facilitate the development of the public works landscape across Qatar and we are thrilled to be part of the delivery team. The size and scope of the infrastructure project will provide the opportunity to demonstrate how collaboration and partnership can produce a scheme of innovation that places the country’s society at the heart of the project.”
John Williams, regional leader for Middle East at EC Harris, said: “We are delighted to have been selected by Ashghal to deliver this large-scale programme of works. This represents a further example of how an integrated approach in partnership with a government organisation, enables a faster and more sustainable delivery of ambitious Nation Building strategies.” - TradeArabia News Service