QATAR: Hochtief ViCon has won a contract to provide building information modelling services for a section of the Doha metro Red Line.

The scope covers a 6·7 km stretch of the Red Line between Lusail and Msheireb, which includes elevated and at-grade sections. ViCon is to prepare initial BIM documents including an implementation plan and the modelling guidelines. ViCon will also co-ordinate the implementation.

Last year a consortium of Rizzani de Eccher, Lotte Engineering & Construction and Redco Construction won a US$609m contract to build this section of the Red Line.