A consortium comprising Hill International has won a major contract for the Light Rail Transit system (LRT) in Lusail.
Construction consultancy Hill International’s consortium has won a $41.6m (QAR151.4m) project management contract for the development of the new Lusail LRT system in Qatar.
Partnering with Italferr and Qatari consultancy ASTAD Project Management, Hill holds 50% of the deal that is set to deliver the four-year project on behalf of Qatar Railways Company.
The LRT will run for 38.5kms through the $50bn Lusail City presently being built to the north of Doha on behalf of state-owned developer, Qatari Diar.
Mohammed Al Rais, the Middle East president of Hill’s project management arm, said: “This project will have a major impact on Lusail City and its position as a prominent business and leisure destination in Qatar."
The LRT will feature four lines and 32 stations, of which 25 will be at grade and seven will be underground.
One viaduct will accommodate the LRT passengers with a connection to the regional railway, and will comprise one LRT depot and operation, maintenance and storage facility and test track, utilizing a 'Catenary free' train power service, according to Qatar Rail's website.
The LRT is set to connect to the new Doha Metro system.