QATAR: Atkins has been selected as lead designer for the Doha metro Gold Line project. The east-west line from Airport City North to Al Rayyan South is scheduled to open by 2019 under Phase 1 of Qatar’s four-line metro plan.

The design contract announced on July 30 is worth £80m over two years. It was awarded by the consortium of Larsen & Toubro, Aktor, Yapı Merkezi, STFA Group and Al Jaber Engineering which project promoter Qatar Rail has appointed to design and build the line.