QATAR: Arcadis announced on June 23 that it is to provide architectural, branding, design and construction consultancy services for the Gold Line of the Doha metro under a €20m contract. Arcadis is already providing similar services for the Red Line South.

The scope takes in design and co-ordination of architectural finishes for 10 of the 13 underground stations. This includes the design of the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, structures and landscape, as well as construction support and consultancy services. The design phase is expected to take 12 months and construction support a further 24 months.

The east-west underground line linking Airport City North with Al Rayyan South is to be completed by 2019. It is being built by the ALYSJ joint venture of Aktor, Larsen & Toubro, Yapı Merkezi, STFA Group and Al Jaber Engineering under a €3·2bn design and build contract.