Habtoor Leighton Group, Leighton Holdings Limited’s 45 per cent owned associate, has announced that its joint venture with Al Jaber Engineering has been awarded a QR6.15 billion (Dh6.24bn; $1.7bn) New Orbital Highway Project in Qatar.
The contract is for the design and construction of the highway and truck route (P023), Contract 3, near Doha, Qatar, for Ashghal – Qatar’s Public Works Authority.
HLG CEO and Managing Director José Antonio López-Monís said the new project further strengthened the Group’s presence in Qatar, where HLG has worked successfully with government clients such as Kahramaa since 2009.
“Qatar is a very important market for HLG. We have had a local office in Doha since 2005, and during this time we have been involved in a number of projects perfectly aligned with our expertise and experience.
“The Orbital Highway is a major opportunity for HLG and our joint venture partner Al Jaber Engineering, and we are pleased to have been selected by Ashghal to work in partnership with them to deliver such an important element of national infrastructure for Qatar,” he said.
Package 3 of this large-scale urban infrastructure project connects the Mesaieed industrial area and New Port Projects to Salwa Road, and includes a total of approximately 56 kilometres of road works and five main interchanges that will service the projected increase in the area’s traffic.
Design and construction works will take approximately 36 months to complete.