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Doha metro gets Nexi support

Doha metro gets Nexi support

The Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (Nexi) has provided export credit insurance for the construction and maintenance of the Doha metro in Qatar by a consortium including four Japanese companies.

Qatar Rail, Doha Metro, Msheireb Station Vision - Reality v.2

Qatar Rail, Doha Metro, Msheireb Station Vision – Reality v.2

A Trailer for Msheireb Underground Station – Qatar Rail PMC Louis Berger-Egis Rail JV

Tunnel work to start on Doha Metro in Q3

Tunnel work to start on Doha Metro in Q3

“Some 15 tunnel-boring machines (TBMs) for the metro rail project are now being manufactured,” Sara al-Muhannadi, business development manager is quoted as saying in Gulf Times.

Bentley to open office in Doha next year

Bentley to open office in Doha next year

Bentley Systems Inc, the global leader in engineering software solutions for railways, will open an office in Qatar in 2013 aiming to support their clients in the country. Bentley’s users include engineering firms participating in the bid for Qatar Rail’s projects. The company, founded in 1984, has over 3,000 employees in 50 countries, and will soon have branches in Doha and Riyadh (Saudi Arabia).

Qatar to invest $200bn in infrastructure sector

Qatar to invest $200bn in infrastructure sector

The size of Qatar’s infrastructure investment is projected to exceed an estimated $200bn over the next ten years. The country has already decided to invest $140bn in the sector during the coming five years, H E Yousuf Hussein Kamal, Minister of Economy and Finance said here yesterday.

Qatar plans to float tenders for railway coach manufacture

Qatar plans to float tenders for railway coach manufacture

Companies with proven track record in the manufacture of rail coaches and installing control system for mega rail projects can forward requests to take part in the workshop at info@qr.com.qa. Work on the first phase of the project (making designs and making construction sites ready) has begun, according to the statement.

Tender for Doha Metro trains set for 2013

Tender for Doha Metro trains set for 2013

A tender for the manufacturing of rail coaches and control systems for Qatar’s $41bn Greater Doha Metro project is likely to be floated by the second quarter of 2013. According to The Peninsula, Qatar Rail has issued a statement which says that a workshop is planned for December aimed at informing prospective bidders – both suppliers and contractors – about the tendering process and the safety aspects expected of the control system.