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Major Infrastructure Projects in Qatar

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Qatar is expected to spend up to $150bn on infrastructure projects over the next 5-6 years.  These major projects will obviously involve major contracts for large local and multinational businesses, but they will also generate opportunities for SMEs in Qatar.

Some of the most significant projects being undertaken or about to be undertaken include:

Project

Estimated cost (USD billion)

Target completion date

Developer

New Doha International Airport

12

2012 (phase 1)   2015 (final phase)

New Doha International Airport Steering Committee

New Doha Port Project

5.23

2015 (phase 1)

State of Qatar

Qatar Railways Project

25

2020

Qatar Railways Development Company

Lusail

N/A

2015

Qatari Diar

The Pearl

6

2012

United Development Company

Msheireb

5.5

2016

Msheireb Properties

Sidra Medical & Research Centre

2.4

2012

OHL/Contrack

Doha Exhibition Centre & Tower

N/A

2012

Qatari Diar

Energy City

2.6

2012 (phase 1)

Energy City

Qatar-Bahrain Causeway

3.03

TBD

Qatari Diar & Vinci Construction Grands Projets

Source: The Report Qatar 2011, Oxford Business Group

According to the MEED 2011/2012 Qatar Projects report, more than $106bn worth of major projects will be awarded between now and 2022. A summary of the number and value of the projects is provided below.

Industry

Number of Projects

Projects Value (USD billion)

Fertiliser

2

0.7

Industrial Construction

4

2.6

Oil & Gas

26

26.7

Petrochemical

17

16.7

Ports

3

7.4

Rail

7

28.2

Real Estate/Infrastructure

90

52.3

Road

29

9.5

Utilities

25

17.0

Grand Total

203

161.1

Source: MEED Projects, October 2011

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