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Main contractor appointed for Qatar’s Al Thumama stadium

The Main Contractor (MC) has been appointed for the stadium being built in Doha’s Al Thumama district for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Qatari construction giant AlJaber Engineer LLC (JEC) and leading Turkish construction firm, Tekfen Construction will team up to build the new stadium.

Arab Engineering Bureau (AEB), the oldest architectural and engineering consulting firm in Qatar, was confirmed in 2015 as the Design & Construction Supervision Consultant for the 40,000 seater stadium.

Al Thumama is the seventh stadium for which the main construction contract has been awarded. The venue, located just minutes from Hamad International Airport and in the centre of the urban development of Qatar’s capital Doha, is scheduled for completion by 2020 and will host FIFA World Cup matches up to the quarter-final stage.

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy’s (SC) Secretary General, H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi, said:

The stadium in Al Thumama is located in one of the most rapidly developing areas of Doha. Once ready, the stadium and its surrounding precinct will not only become one of the capital’s central sporting arenas, but will also serve the local community as a central community destination.

I am confident that the signing of Al Jaber Engineering and Tekfen Construction, one of the leading construction companies in Turkey, will deliver an outstanding, legacy-oriented stadium for a historic tournament.

The stadium is located in an area of 515,400 square meters that already comprises four outdoor training pitches and office facilities currently used by the Qatar Football Association Technical Committee.

The stadium will have a reduced capacity of 20,000 seats in its post tournament legacy mode as part of the SC’s modular stadium legacy plans.

Construction began in Al Thumama in mid-2016, with TiME Qatar as the project managers. Most recently levelling and grading works were completed by Boom Construction. The stadium design will be launched in 2017.

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