Italferr brings home the "Project Management Consultancy Services for Lusail Tram" activities in Qatar

The Company increases its order book in the Gulf Area and acquires a leading position in railway, metro and tram design projects.

In association with the American company Hill International and ASTAD Engineering consultancy and Project Management Company Italferr has won the appointment for service provision of Project Management Consultancy work on the Lusail Tram in Doha (Qatar) as part of the Lusail Light Rail Transit (LLRT) System Project. The contract value activated so far comes to roughly 151.6 million Qatar Rails ($41.6 million).
With this new contract, Italferr's order book exceeds 141 Mil€ as at 30 April 2016 for Projects only in the Gulf Area.

In 2011 Italferr launched a new business development strategy in the area and since then it has achieved much, outstripping its competitors (several prominent international engineering companies) and taking on a prime position in the area for railway, metro and tram projects.
It has accomplished all of this by drawing primarily on the skills of Italian nationals, thus promoting the excellence of Italian engineering abroad.

Since 2012 Italferr has been involved in the development of the preliminary design work and detailed project planning for the new railway line in Saudi Arabia which will link the Red Sea to the Arabian sea for a total length of about 1,300 km. This impressive piece of engineering will traverse long stretches of desert using special technical solutions aimed at alleviating the impact of the sand in zones where temperatures can peak at 80°C.

Italferr is also about to finish the preliminary design project for the railway network of the Sultanate of Oman. In Oman Italferr has obtained, as sole engineering company, a contract to develop the entire project of a total of about 2,200 km including 9 segments which will join the border to Yemen to the South and the United Arab Emirates to the North.

In Qatar, in association with other engineering companies, Italferr is in the process of developing the building project for the North red line (underground) of Doha which is being constructed by the company Salini-Impregilo.
This new agreement, which will last for 4 years, will be occupying Italferr's engineers in brand-new prestigious activities which extends Italferr's Project Management Consultancy work (PMC) experience even more.

Lusail City, lying slightly to the north of Doha, is a large new waterfront currently under construction. Designed to be a sustainable and self-contained community, Lusail city will encompass residential and business facilities, including schools, medical centres, shopping arcades and much more. In keeping with this vision of Lusail City, the LLRT network will serve the city residents, providing them with a sustainable transportation system which will not only interconnect the entire city of Lusail, but will also link it to Doha, by means of the Doha metro. The tram system includes 38.5 km over four lines, 25 surface stations and seven underground stations.