Samsung C&T to tunnel Lusail’s centrepiece

9 January 2012

Samsung C&T will tunnel the ‘transport centrepiece’ for Qatar’s newest planned city, Lusail. The USD 296M contract awarded on Friday required the construction of a 10.7km motorway, with 1.5km underground. The project duration is 30 months.

The Singaporean contractor was the preferred bidder out of 26 other submissions. The company said its experience on the Abu Dhabi Salam Underground Motorway and the Singapore Marina Coastal Expressway. In November 2011 it was also awarded the Lusail Bridges Project.

A Samsung C&T spokesman added, “Starting with the construction of the project, Samsung C&T intends to actively participate in penetrating the Qatar market and plans to strengthen its ability to become a major player in the global civil infrastructure business. Qatar is expected to spend USD 80 to 100bn over the next five years to prepare and deliver the infrastructure needed to host the 2022 Fifa World Cup.”

The Lusail Development Site is located 22km north of the Qatari capital, Doha.