China Harbour and Engineering awarded $879 million Doha port deal in Qatar

14 March 2011

China Harbour and Engineering Company has secured a construction contract worth QAR3.2 billion ($879 million) at New Doha Port project in Qatar.

The company has signed a four and a half year contract with the New Doha Port Project Steering Committee which is overseeing the project. Construction work is expected to commence by the end of March 2011 and is scheduled to be completed by first quarter of 2023. The phase I of project is valued at QAR19 billion ($5 billion) and will include all the excavation works and construction of an 8km quay wall and an internal 5km-long rubble wave breaker. The first phase of the project will provide the port with a capacity of two million 20-foot equivalent container units per year of 2014. Upon completion, the port project, valued at $7 billion, will be linked to the mainland by an 8.5km long trestle bridge, and cover an area of 20 square kilometres. Other port contracts to be awarded will comprise of those for the construction of five general cargo terminals and berths, four container terminals and berths, a roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) berth, an administration and customs complex as well as a berthing area for tugs and pilot boats. Project consultant Royal Haskoning is responsible for master planning; the Scott Wilson Group has developed the conceptual design; Worley Parsons is overseeing the detailed design, while main consultants are Cowi & Partners and Consult Maunsell.