L&T joint venture to build 2022 FIFA World Cup stadium in Qatar

WCN Editorial Team 8 Jun 2016 MIDDLE EAST BUILDINGS

Larsen & Toubro and Al Balagh Trading & Contracting joint venture has been awarded a contract to build the Al Rayyan Stadium in Qatar.

The contract was announced by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy.

Designed by Ramboll and Pattern, the 40,000-seat stadium will host games up to the quarter-finals at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Under the contract, the joint venture will be responsible for the main works and construction of the site, following the completion of enabling works.

The contract for the project is for a combined value of $360m for both JV partners and is scheduled to be completed by 2019.

After completion of the tournament, the stadium will accommodate 20,000 seats and will be the home for Al Rayyan Sports Club.

Al Balagh chairman Sherida Saad Jubran Al Kaabi said: "The award of main construction works for Al Rayyan Stadium and precinct to Al Balagh, a 100% Qatari company along with its joint venture partner, L&T, is a great honour and recognition."

L&T Qatar CEO Dr Jens Huckfeldt said: "It is a matter of immense pride for us at Larsen & Toubro Limited, along with our joint venture partner Al Balagh, to have been given the responsibility to design and build the Al Rayyan Stadium and Precinct in preparation for the historic first Middle Eastern FIFA World Cup in 2022.

"We are extremely mindful of the trust and confidence given to us by the Supreme Committee for constructing this stadium and it will be our endeavour to deliver a masterpiece."

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