The appointment follows earlier involvement in similar activities for the city’s Red Line South.
For the Gold Line project Arcadis will work on behalf of the contractor, ALYSJ JV, a joint venture of several international and local construction and engineering firms. The ultimate client for the project is the Qatar Rail Company.
The Gold Line is one of four lines under development in the first phase of Doha's 354km metro network and is by far the largest single construction package on the Doha Metro, crossing Doha from east to west. The €3.2bn contract includes 32km of bored tunnel along with 13 new underground stations as well as services buildings, tunnels and entrances, in addition to landscaping, traffic and utilities works.
Arcadis’ involvement covers the detailed design and coordination of architectural finishes for 10 of the 13 new underground stations as well as associated mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural and landscape design, plus construction support and consultancy services. The remaining three stations on the Gold Line have been priced separately and have yet to be assigned.
The design phase is expected to take 12 months and construction support an additional 24 months.
"This is a great example of synergy between legacy Hyder and Arcadis capabilities and strong collaboration between the newly formed Arcadis Qatar team and Arcadis Netherlands to bring the best of our global capabilities in rail transportation to serve Qatar Rail,” said Stephan Ritter, executive board member of Arcadis responsible for the activities in the UK, continental Europe and the Middle East. “This award is also a tribute to the team already working on a similar package on Red Line South metro in Doha, as their excellent work has encouraged the ultimate client, Qatar Rail Company, to have confidence in recommending a further package of work to Arcadis.”