Red Line North Underground
On May 17, 2013, Impregilo, as leader of a partnership of companies with a 41.25% share, won the competitive bidding launched by Qatar Railways Company for the design and construction of the “Red Line North Underground” of Doha. The “Red Line North” will extend northward for about 13 km from the Mushaireb station, with the construction of seven new underground stations. In particular, the project calls for the excavation of two parallel tunnels, one in each direction, which will be about 11.6 km long and have an inside diameter of 6.17 meters. The new project, along with 3 other metro lines, is part of a program led by Qatar to build a new infrastructure mobility system as part of the National Development Plan for 2030 (“Qatar National Vision 2030”), which provides for significant investments to ensure sustainable economic growth over time within the country and abroad.
The total value of the “Red Line North” contract comes to approximately 8.8 billion Qatari Rial, equal to about € 2.2 billion, of which approximately € 900 million for design and civil engineering works and about € 1.3 billion for provisional sums for preparation work, electromechanical systems, and architectural work on the stations.
The percentage of work completion as at June 30, 2015, was 16.6%.