Qatar and Turkey join forces ‘in harmony’ to build Al Thumama Stadium
The construction of Al Thumama Stadium has created further opportunity for ‘harmonious‘ collaboration between Qatar and Turkey, according to one of the project leaders.
The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) released design plans for the sixth proposed 2022 FIFA World Cup™ stadium on Sunday. The project is a joint venture with Qatari contractor Al Jaber Engineering and Tekfen, Turkey’s largest construction company, working together to build the venue by 2020. Excavation works are currently ongoing at the site for the 40,000-seat stadium to allow the first concrete pouring to take place ahead of schedule. For both contractors, the key to the success of this joint venture lies in the complementary capabilities of both companies. Engineer Osama Hadid, CEO Al Jaber Engineering, said: “While we are familiar with the local market and have the largest fleet of equipment of any local contractor and a 12,000 employee workforce, Tekfen is a world-class contractor with specific experiences of designing and building FIFA compliant stadiums. “Knowing that we are playing part of this massive undertaking of Qatar, makes us proud. As a Qatari company we’re very happy to have been chosen and entrusted to deliver a venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. “For us, this also means that the world will be able to see what a Qatari contractor can deliver.”
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