India’s L&T wins contract to help Doha Metro run smoothly16 March 2017 | By GCR Staff 0 Comments
Mumbai-based Larson & Toubro (L&T) today said it had won a $76.4m (500 crore rupees) contract to supply Building Automation and Control Systems (BACS) for 37 stations of the new Doha Metro in Qatar.
The agreement is through nine contracts with design-and-build contractors for the stations and tunnels for Red, Green and Gold Lines and a 5-year maintenance contract directly with Qatar Rail.
The metro system will be built in two phases: the first will see the construction of three out of the four lines (Red, Gold, and Green) and 37 stations spanning 111 km of tunnels and 8.7 km of viaducts, L&T said in a press announcement.
Phase 1 is on a fast track schedule for handing over all 37 stations by August 2018 with scheduled start on revenue period by end 2019. These lines are expected to be open to the public by 2020.
The second phase will be completed by 2026, and will involve the expansion of the Phase 1 lines, and the construction of an additional Blue Line and another 72 stations.
The purpose of BACS is to control and supervise MEP systems, acquire and display MEP equipment status and alarms.
Image: Phase 1 of the metro system is expected to be open to the public by 2020