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KBR wins $185m extension to Qatar expressway role

15 Jun 16 KBR has won a three-year extension worth more than US$185m (£130m) to its contract as programme management consultant on one of the world’s biggest highway construction and upgrade projects.

Its work on Qatar's expressway programme is for Ashghal, the country’s public works authority. The programme is designed to create a strategic and well-coordinated network of roads to support the goals of Qatar's National Vision 2030. Road network links are being provided to key areas around the country, including industrial areas, airports, ports, residential, business and tourism districts.

KBR was initially appointed in 2010 to the programme, which comprises 40 major projects, 900 km of new and upgraded roads, and 348 bridges and underpasses. New east-west and north-south links are being created throughout the country and the programme will also introduce facilities for cyclists and pedestrians and create a new orbital truck route around Doha.

As programme manager to the Public Works Authority, KBR is responsible for overseeing supervision consultants, design consultants and construction contractors for work on both new roads and road network upgrades.

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