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HLG awarded $160mn contract for twin towers in Qatar

Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG) has clinched a QAR 580mn ($160mn) contract for the construction of Al Mutahidah Towers at the Pearl-Qatar.

The project is located on the beach front precinct of Viva Bahriya at the Pearl-Qatar, United Development Company’s (UDC) flagship project and one of the largest urban developments in Qatar.

HLG will construct twin 25 storey residential towers consisting of 480 apartments, two parking levels, ground floor entrance lobby and amenities/entertainment areas with a gross floor area of 160,500 square meters.

News of the contract was confirmed in a statement by Austalia’s CIMIC Group which holds a 45 percent stake in HLG.

CIMIC Group CEO Adolfo Valderas said: “HLG established an office in Doha, Qatar in 2005 and, since then, has demonstrated its ability to deliver high quality projects for clients in the area. We are happy that HLG has secured this important project and will deliver a high standard result for UDC.”

The scope of works includes the structural, architectural finishes and mechanical, electrical and plumbing works and landscaping. Construction will start in February 2017 and is scheduled for completion in third quarter of 2019.

This is one of three contracts UDC awarded earlier this month for projects on the Pearl-Qatar. The second contract was awarded to Navayuga Engineering Company to perform infrastructural works at a villa development – Giardino Village. A separate contract was handed to Promer Qatar to build 10 luxury villas at the same development.

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