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Since 1974, Mott MacDonald has played an integral role in the delivery of development in Qatar. In our early days we were at the forefront of developing the Qatar power and water sector with projects such as Ras Abu Fontas.


We are delivering a specialist university project ‘The Centre for Arabic Studies’ on which we're undertaking engineering design and acting as the local architect and engineer of record with the local authorities and stakeholders.

We also designed the fully air-conditioned carbon neutral showcase demonstration stadium which was part of the 2022 FIFA World Cup bid. The stadium is self-sufficient in renewable energy and carbon neutral in operation.

With Ras Laffan Industry City being developed as one of the world’s largest industrial complexes we were asked to identify and assess options providing secure and efficient access to and around the land and port. Our study was to deliver solutions allowing a high level of security screening of people and vehicles, while accommodating around 100,000 construction workers.


One of our recent projects is the New Orbital Highway and Truck Route. Our role involved working on a strategic section of the highway, consisting of 31km of mainline, as well as 22km of side roads. As a result, this has removed heavy traffic from Doha to outer areas and added dedicated truck route connections to improve traffic flow and safety between the port and key industrial areas.

We undertook detailed design and supervised construction of the Terminal Metro station at Doha International Airport, which links the new airport to Doha city.


We are proud of our ongoing delivery to the power sector. We are one of a limited number of consultants approved to work on the Kahramaa high voltage distribution network and are about to start on Phase XI of the Qatar transmission and distribution expansion programme.

We were owner's engineer providing project management and design review, for delivery of power networks in Doha's West Bay commercial district, consisting of cable networks and architecturally striking substations.

We acted as owner’s engineer to implement the Ras Laffan Power and Desalination Plant, which has helped meet projected power and water demand increases in the country. Our responsibilities covered design review, construction supervision, inspection, testing and commissioning.

We provided advisory and management services to the 1000MW Qatalum combined-cycle power plant which will provide a steady supply of electricity to the Qatalum Aluminium Smelter under development in Mesaieed.

We have also worked as owner’s engineer for the £340 million Ras Abu Fontas B2 plant, an extension to the existing facility near Doha. Our role involved design review and construction monitoring, warranty management, tender evaluation and award of the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contact.

Oil and gas

In Ras Laffan Industrial City we undertook the design of topside facilities of a new jetty for export of liquid gas products from Qatar Shell’s Pearl gas to-liquid plant. Output is equivalent to around 140,000 barrels of oil per day. Our designs saved cost and time, and enhanced safety – 10 million man-hours were worked without a lost time incident.

Qatar Petroleum and its EPC contractor Punj Lloyd awarded Mott MacDonald the engineering role of one of the most prestigious projects in Qatar – the Strategic Gas Transmission Project.

The objective of this project was to maintain uninterrupted flow of sweet lean gas to power stations and some of the critical consumers in Mesaieed, Ras Abu Aboud and Umm Bab/Dukhan. The complexity of the project required tremendous team work. A special commendation award presented by Qatar Petroleum recognised our performance on the front end engineering design.

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