Posted on October 24, 2016

ASTAD has proven its strategic role within Qatar’s transportation sector in supporting the nation’s journey towards sustainable and green development.

ASTAD is currently managing the Qatar Foundation Tram in Education City that is the first battery-powered tram system and the first rail project of its kind in Qatar. With the QF Tram, the Education City is set to boast a car-free zone with reduced carbon emissions, and is part of a wider plan to ensure that sustainability is an integral part of the day-to-day lives of local residents.

Building on ASTAD’s expertise in planning, design, and construction of green infrastructure, ASTAD’s joint venture with Italferr and Hill International won a contract on the Lusail Light Rail Transit (LLRT). ASTAD will provide Project Management Consultancy Services to ensure the successful delivery of the eco-friendly transportation system that will serve the visitors, employees and residents of Lusail City in Qatar. LLRT will connect all major points of interest in Lusail City, consisting of four main tram lines and 25 train stations including 7 underground. This project will not only enhance the capacity and efficiency of movements within Lusail, but will also connect to Doha by way of the Doha Metro, providing opportunities to create a more dynamic urban environment within Qatar.

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In addition, ASTAD’s joint venture with Hill International won another contract on the Doha Metro Green Line which runs East from Al Riffa to Al Mansoura in the West. ASTAD will provide Project and Construction Management Services to this integral component of the larger Qatar Rail network. The Green Line, which passes through Education City, is part of the new Doha Metro system currently under construction and scheduled for completion ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The Green Line consists of 11 stations including 6 underground and is one of the four lines of the new Doha Metro transit system.

Commenting on ASTAD’s more recent transport related project wins, Engineer Ali Al-Khalifa, Chief Executive Officer of ASTAD stated: Qatar Rail is one of the largest rail projects in the world and will prove to meet the demands of Qatar's ever-growing population. We look forward to continue providing our services and solutions to Qatar Railways, further contributing to the development of the State of Qatar's transportation infrastructure. These projects are crucial for Qatar’s urban development and aim to be a key mode of sustainable transport, bringing Qatar’s communities together.”

ASTAD has managed and delivered some of Qatar’s most complex building and infrastructure projects in various sectors of the construction industry. They have covered Education, Healthcare, Sports, Commercial, Residential and Transport, bringing together all the necessary components required to build a booming nation with a bright future to look forward to.