14 March 2014
India’s Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has secured a freeway construction contract in Qatar worth $600m – its single largest overseas roads project.
The new freeway will be a continuation of the north-south high-speed Doha Expressway. The project is scheduled to be completed in 32 months.
ASHGHAL, Qatar’s Public Works Authority, hired L&T for design and construction of the 11km Al Wakrah Bypass Road, valued at 2.18bn Qatari riyals.
Camel crossing in Qatar (Douglaspperkins/Wikimedia Commons)
The scope of work involves construction of the road, consisting of 10 lanes and four future lane sections, with additional collector-distributor roads and ramps.
The freeway will provide access to existing and planned developments through five major interchanges.
L&T is also responsible for related utility works, landscaping, an intelligent transportation system.
"We are delighted to have bagged this prestigious order," said L&T’s SN Subrahmanyan, senior executive vice president. "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."