Four companies led by Cyprus-based contractor Joannou & Paraskevaides (J&P) are teaming up in the Main Contractor role to build the new Qatar Foundation Stadium, the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ organisers have revealed.
The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) said the Stadium will be built by a consortium consisting of J&P Qatar WLL, Conspel Qatar WLL, J&P‐Avax S.A and J&P (Overseas) Ltd. who have been awarded the contract as a joint-venture (JV).
The stadium, located in Doha’s Education City, is scheduled for completion by the end of 2019. It will host fixtures up to the quarter-final stage during the 2022 FIFA World Cup™.
The Qatar Foundation Stadium is located within the Hamad Bin Khalifa Sports Complex in the Western area of the Education City South campus. The Stadium will have a net capacity of 40,000 spectators, which will be reduced to a net capacity of 25,000 seats after the tournament to fulfil Education City’s own legacy needs for world-class multipurpose sports facilities.
The project is being delivered in conjunction with Astad Project Management, a wholly owned Qatari Company, who assumed the role of Project Management, Construction Management and Construction Supervision.
His Excellency, Hassan Al Thawadi, SC Secretary General, said:
We are pleased with the progress of Qatar Foundation Stadium and are hitting our construction deadlines. With the Main Contractor now appointed we look forward to watching it grow from foundation level to full completion in 2019. Over the next four years we’ll be working closely with our new partners to ensure we deliver an outstanding, legacy-orientated stadium at Education City that will serve the community long after the last ball is kicked.
The most recent work completed in July 2016 included further bulk excavation works of a total volume of 650,000m³ to formation level, and implementation of a dewatering system for the next main-package contractor.
By the end of 2016, the main-works contractor will be fully mobilised on site, progressing with the schematic design, finishing the foundation works and securing a substantial portion of the structural steel for the super structure.
Engineer Hilal Al-Kuwari, Technical Delivery Office Chairman at the SC, said at the press conference:
Today marks a major step in Qatar Foundation Stadium’s progress. This signing demonstrates the progress being made as we head towards 2022, with five stadiums sites now at main construction stage. The next 12 months will be crucial for the tournament’s progression as we prepare another three sites for works, with the SC and its partners managing eight live construction sites by mid-2017.
In addition to football, the Stadium will be able to stage leisure and entertainment events such as concerts and performances with different pitch and seating configurations for various other sports.
Images: Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC)