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

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

We have also designed and built, in only six months, the fully air-conditioned, yet carbon neutral stadium which was pivotal to Qatar’s success in winning the right to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. 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.

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Qatar's showcase stadium for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in self-sufficient in renewable energy and carbon neutral in operation.

Transport

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

This work has helped lead to us becoming involved at the start of the launch of the Doha Metro Project where we are the Contractors Designer for the Major Stations at Msheireb and Education City.

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New Doha International Airport metro station, Qatar
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New Doha International Airport metro station, Qatar We are providing design support and supervising construction of the first metro station to be built in Qatar.
Image credit Mert Yesugey

Power

We are proud of our on-going 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.

Power and desalination plant
Ras Laffan Power and Desalination Plant, Qatar
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Ras Laffan Power and Desalination Plant, Qatar We were owner’s engineer for the plant which has a capacity of 1025MW and 272,600 m3/day of desalinated water.

Oil and gas

In Ras Laffan Industrial City we undertook the design of topside facilities of a new jetty for export ofliquid 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 key 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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Shell’s Pearl gas to liquid plant, Qatar
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Shell’s Pearl gas to liquid plant, Qatar We carried out detailed design and project management during construction of a new jetty for export of liquid gas products.


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