Sharq Crossing Qatar Tender

Win That Bid today attended the Sharq Crossing Qatar Industry Day today http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJHGtfPTvSM

Some facts:

  • This stunning iconic structure comprising three bridges connecting the airport in the south to the city and the cultural areas in the north will be the symbol of Qatar, much like California’s Golden Gate Bridge. 
  • The bridges will provide access for car users and will transport pedestrians by foot or cable car over the top. There will be an immersed tunnel and underwater marine interchange allowing boats overhead to pass.
  • From the city West Bay Bridge will be a tied arch 700m long. It will be the largest tied arch in the world. Cultural City Bridge is a multi-span cable stayed bridge of 13010m and Sharq Bridge providing access to and from the airport will be a tubular haunched structure of 600m.

The event was well attended by the construction industry from throughout the world. Ashghal’s presentation made up of themselves, Fluor (PMC) and Calatrava (architects) was outstanding, the content of which can shortly be found on Ashghal’s website.

In terms of contracts, they have been divided into 9 parcels:

  • 2 x enabling works (land and marine)
  • 3 x each bridge
  • immersed tunnel and marine interchange
  • surface street modifications
  • systems integrations
  • operations and maintenance

Expressions of Interest are being registered now, to apply go to the Ashghal Public Works Authority’s website: http://www.ashghal.gov.qa/en/Pages/default.aspx

This super structure is without a doubt the most exciting project in the world right now.

Qatar – Should Your Business be There?

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Until the award of the 2022 World Cup, few people had heard of Qatar, now construction opportunities are abound.

With a population of just 2 million, a landmass the size of Wales and vast oil and gas reserves, the country has the highest per capita GDP in the world. This new found wealth has brought with it an appreciation that energy is finite, and as a result, the government has extensive development plans for the country and need help to achieve its vision:

“By 2030, Qatar aims to be an advanced society capable of sustaining its development and providing a high standard of living for all of its people. Qatar’s National Vision defines the long- term outcomes for the country and provides a framework within which national strategies and implementation plans can be developed.”

Qatar’s future is dependent on successfully establishing itself as a centre of excellence in areas such as education, medicine and sport. The investment in infrastructure has commenced (to the tune of $220 billion).

Unsurprisingly, British and international businesses are arriving in their droves to invest, build, advise and deliver construction projects.

Outside of the energy sector, the largest tenders to be found are in construction (hotels, stadiums, accommodation, offices, schools, universities and shopping malls), transport (highways, railways, port expansion, new airport) and utilities.  Companies looking to capitalise on this growth need to review the opportunities that this exciting new market has to offer. Win That Bid opened its Doha offices in 2013 and is ready help you achieve this.