Al Jaber & Partners lay the foundations of Lusail in QR1.8bn City Development Project

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Published August 22nd, 2011 - 08:10 GMT

Al Jaber & Partners (AJP), part of the Al Jaber Group of Companies (AJC) based in Abu Dhabi and one of Qatar’s leading infrastructure and energy contractors, is celebrating the near completion of its massive Lusail City Development Project – Primary Infrastructure Works Construction Package 2 (CP2). Commissioned by Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company, the QR1.8bn Project started in May 2008 and is on schedule to take 43 months to complete.

Awarded one of the highest safety certificates by Lusail for completing over 9,000,000 without accident or incident,  Al Jaber & Partners’ safety record remains untarnished in the region.

Eng Ammar Ammar, Business Development Manager for Al Jaber & Partners, said: “As we near completion of one of the largest infrastructure and utilities contracts in Qatar, we can look back with pride at our safety record, protecting our workers from harm and helping us deliver on budget and on time. Our efficient project management and planning systems ensure our work achieves the highest quality standards, mainly due to our own special failsafe processes such as BIRFT – Build It Right First Time – and our IMS – Integrated Management Systems. The Lusail Project is testament to Al Jaber & Partners’ ability to successfully manage vast complex projects, as we have been doing in Qatar for nearly 10 years.”

Lusail City is the realization of Qatar’s vision for the future, establishing a distinctive 21st century iconic city that celebrates the country’s cultural and geographical heritage. As a measure of its size, Lusail aims to attract 80,000 visitors, 200,000 residents and 170,000 workers. With 37 sq km of waterfront land that is master -planned into 19 integrated and diverse mixed-use districts, Lusail will provide comprehensive and diverse community facilities from shopping malls to schools and hospitals, as well as cultural and sports amenities. Lusail is designed as an ultra-modern yet traditional future city that is environmentally sustainable.

To match the scale of the project, Al Jaber & Partners have had 1,300 workers on the development with a fleet of 489 pieces of equipment and vehicles on the site.  These include two asphalt plants, 19 diesel welding plants, four 7to10 ton trucks, 29 tipper trucks with 18 tipper trailers, 45 station wagons, 20 buses and 3 Tower cranes, just to name a few.

The infrastructure works brief include roads and infrastructure in an area totalling some 180 hectares at the centre of the Lusail Development Project, known as Foxhill North and Foxhill South. The scope of work consists of six types of roads in a 24Km road network; 32Km each of drinking water and firefighting networks; 23Km of wastewater and 52Km of stormwater networks; plus an 11Km irrigation network. In addition, the mechanical & electrical utilities comprise street lighting, traffic signals, telecommunications, ELV installations and 66/11kV substation works. A sewage pumping station completes the scale of the project, where the effluent is heavily controlled.

Eng Ammar Ammar, Business Development Manager for Al Jaber & Partners, added: ”Our key objectives for the project were completion of the works with zero fatalities, on time and on budget with the proper management of project risks. We have built a word of mouth reputation in Qatar for being a trustworthy partner in construction projects on this scale and look to maintaining the long term relationships built on trust and reliability that we have fostered with the signature developments of the country.“

Background Information

Al Jaber Group

Al Jaber Group is a privately owned and multi-dimensional group of companies based in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE. With a growing workforce of over 50,000 employees, Al Jaber Group has grown from strength to strength to achieve the status of market leader across the industries and sectors that it operates in.

Through strategic diversification, controlled growth, and innovative investments, the Group has excelled under the visionary leadership of its founder, H.E. Obaid Khaleefa Al Jaber Al Marri, and expanded to become one of the largest diversified group of companies in the Middle East.

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