Larsen & Toubro win $600m Qatar road contract

Firm to design and construct Al Wakrah Bypass Road in Doha.
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 Larsen & Toubro has won a $600mn contract for the design and construction of the Al Wakrah Bypass Road in Doha.

The contract was awarded by Ashghal with the scope of work including: construction of 11km road consisting of 10 lanes and four future lane sections with additional collectors/distributor roads, frontage roads and ramps.

The freeway will provide access to the existing and planned developments via five major interchanges comprising of 20 bridges, 13 bicycle overpasses, eight underpasses, three pedestrian bridges and hundreds of metres of tunneling.

“We are delighted to have bagged this prestigious order,” said S.N. Subrahmanyan, senior vice president (infrastructure & construction).

“This is the company’s single largest road order in the international market and is an important turning point in our plans of growing the company’s business in the Middle East region.”

The project is expected to take 32 months to complete and will also include drainage, electrical, intelligent transportation systems, irrigation and landscaping.

The Al Wakrah Bypass is a major South - North freeway connecting the existing Al Wakrah - Mesaieed Road.

At its southern end, the bypass will intersect with the existing Al Wakrah - Mesaieed Road and, branching into two directions, to the planned Doha Sea Port to the south, and the Mesaieed Industrial area to the West.

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