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JV awards $16mn Qatar World Cup stadium design contract

Korea’s Heerim Architects and Planners Co has signed a KRW 18.38bn ($16.2mn) design and engineering services contract for a football stadium in Qatar.

The contract was awarded by the joint venture (JV) of Qatar’s AlJaber Engineering (JEC) and Turkey’s Tekfen Construction that is building the stadium in Doha’s Al Thumama neighbourhood, according to a stock exchange filing on Tuesday by Heerim.

In February, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) appointed the JV as the main contractor for the 40,000-seat stadium that will host matches up to the quarter final stage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The venue will have a reduced capacity of 20,000 seats post tournament as part of the SC’s modular stadium legacy plans.

Arab Engineering Bureau is the project’s design and construction supervision consultant and TiME Qatar is the project manager for the project which is scheduled to complete construction in 2020.

Construction is underway on five new stadiums while three others are being renovated. Qatar is in talks over the number of venues for the tournament which it hopes to cap at five.

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