Posted on August 25, 2016

Thyssenkrupp has been awarded a contract to manufacture, supply, install and maintain more than 500 elevators and escalators for the Red Line North, Green Line and two additional major stations of Doha's upcoming metro network. The metro network in Qatar's capital will consist of four lines: Red, Green, Gold and Blue, with plans for over 100 stations across a total length of more than 200 kilometres.

The network will link major locations within the city, including Hamad International Airport, Lusail, West Bay and Education City. Besides the Doha Metro, the Qatar Integrated Rail Project also includes plans for a light rail transit (LRT) system in Lusail and long-distance freight and high-speed passenger rail lines as part of the GCC-wide rail network. Abdul Hamid El Ayoubi, CEO of Thyssenkrupp Elevator-Middle East, said,"We are proud of our continuous participation in Qatar's infrastructure-driven development, having already supplied almost 400 units for the recently inaugurated Hamad International Airport in Doha."

"Thyssenkrupp has long established itself as the preferred supplier for airport and metro/railway projects in the Middle East with several reference projects in the region, and we look forward to continuing our successful partnerships in the region," Ayoubi added.

source: Qatar Tribune