Qatar’s QRail says metro tenders delayed to Q2 2012

Tenders for phase one of the Doha Metro project are set to be issued in the second quarter of 2012, a senior official has said.

A total of 80-90 consortia have been identified as qualified to bid for Qatar Railways Company (QRail) Doha Metro phase 1 projects.

The company had originally planned to issue the first tender by the end of this year but delayed the process to complete more detailed studies of the project.

But the company said it is still open to further expressions of interest in the 15 design and build contracts, the MEED Middle East Tunnelling 2011 Conference was told.

Article by Links Group on Dec 17th 2011