GWC wins contract to build $188m Qatar logistics hub

Bu Sulba will offer customised storage solutions to SMEs.
Photo for illustrative purposes only (photo credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images).
Photo for illustrative purposes only (photo credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images).

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Qatar based logistics firm Gulf Warehousing Company (GWC) has secured a contract to build the Bu Sulba logistics hub, which will involve an estimated investment of $188m.

Awarded to GWC during the Manateq Storage Project launch, the project aims to serve the logistics requirements of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the south to central part of Doha up to Al Gharrafa and Al Wakra city.

The hub has been proposed to be developed as a self-contained centre to cover an area of 517,376m2. The built-up area for the hub, primarily aimed at the food and FMCG general goods sector, will be more than 40 percent of the total area.

Besides 194 optimised warehousing units for SMEs, the development will also house a container yard, labour accommodation, first aid centre and a mosque.

Bu Sulba will offer dry, temperature-controlled, chilled, frozen and bulk storage solutions

GWC chairman Sheikh Abdulla Fahad JJ Al-Thani commented: "GWC considers itself a partner to the nation in regards to providing Class A logistics infrastructure and solutions.

"A stronger and more diversified economy supported by the creation and development of SMEs requires the best in logistics solutions. GWC aims to do its part by completing the development of the Bu Sulba project within the stipulated time frame to accomplish this task thereby helping these SMEs get on their feet as soon as possible."

GWC has a strong portfolio of logistics developments in the Arab country, which includes Logistics Village Qatar, Ras Laffan Logistics Hub and Messaieed Logistics Hub, besides others in the Doha Industrial Area.

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