Qatar stadium contractors appointed from next year

Awards for the main construction contracts for the 2022 World Cup stadiums are not likely to begin being made until next year. In an interview which forms part of big four accountancy firm Deloitte’s GCC Powers of Construction 2013 report, the World Cup 2022 Supreme Committee’s techincal director, Yasir Al Jamal, said: “For contractor and sub-contractor appointments, we envisage a tendering process that will run continuously from 2014 to 2018, with each stadia and precinct development releasing the packages that will be required.” The Supreme Committee is currently in talks with FIFA regarding the number of stadiums it will need to build for the 2022 World Cup. Its winning bid, which was chosen in December 2010, was based on using 12 stadiums – three upgraded and nine new-build – but FIFA’s general secretary Jerome Valcke recently told Associated Press that current talks were based on “eight to ten” stadiums being built. Qatar has already floated a tender for the design of a new-build stadium at Al Rayyan and has already awarded the design and project management deals for the 45,120-seat Al Wakrah stadium, Al Jamal told CW recently. In the Deloitte report, he added that plans “will be shared in greater detail during stakeholder engagement events and through our prequalification activities”. He said that the manner in which stadiums will be procured will be “reviewed on a case-by-case basis”. Although Qatar has traditionaly used fixed-price, lump sum contracts where “commercial planning can be more effectively controlled”, Al Jamal added that it would consider using alternative methods of procurement – “particularly where risks to contractors are difficult to price or...

Dutch Sports Infrastructure delegation visit to Qatar

Headed by Delegation Leader Ronald de Boer, the Dutch Sports Infrastructure cluster visited Doha for the second time. The trade mission was organized by FME in cooperation with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Doha. The mission was part of the Partners for International Business Program that Dutch Sports Infrastructure developed together with AgencyNL and the Embassy.  The aim of the delegation is to build on the findings of last year’s visit and identify further cooperation opportunities in the safety, security, stadium building and infrastructure sectors. The delegation have met with several relevant Qatari counterparts such as FIFA World Cup 2022 Supreme Committee, Aspire Logistics, Qatar Rail, Ashghal, Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning, Customs Authority and Qatar Olympic committee in addition to other Qatari private companies such as Gulf Ware Houses, Qatar Investment Group, G4S and Lusail Real Estate Development Company....

Advisory Board bezoekt Moskou in kader van WK 2018 (dutch)

De Advisory Board van Dutch Sports Infrastructure werkt in samenwerking met de Nederlandse overheid aan een meerjarenprogramma gericht op het WK2018 in Rusland. Deze week bezocht de Advisory Board in Moskou o.a. het WK 2018 Local Organising Committee, Arena 2018 en het management van de twee speelstadions in Moskou, het Otkritie stadion en het Luzhniki stadion. De elf geselecteerde speelsteden in de Russische federatie verkeren uiteraard in verschillende fases van de voorbereiding naar het WK. Zo moet Kazan in de zomer van 2013 al klaar zijn voor de Universiade, en Sochi voor de winterspelen in 2014. In de grote steden Moskou en St. Petersburg zijn de stadions al jaren in ontwikkeling. Naar verwachting presenteert het Local Organising Committee in april 2013 de roadmap naar 2018. Het Okritie stadion (nieuwe Spartak stadion) in Moskou is al ver ontwikkeld. In deze fase worden toeleveranciers geselecteerd voor o.a. stadion stoelen, audio systemen, toegangscontrole, interieur design etc. http://www.otkritiearena.ru/en/. Het terrein rondom het stadion zal verder worden ontwikkeld met o.a. een kleiner overdekt stadion dat ook ruimte zal bieden voor evenementen. Het Luzhniki stadion zal vanaf 2014 grotendeels worden gerenoveerd om te voldoen aan alle FIFA eisen en plaats te kunnen bieden aan 90.000 personen. De Dutch Sports Infrastructure Guide is met alle partijen doorgenomen. De komende maanden zullen diverse acties worden genomen om de contacten op te volgen. In november 2013 zal Dutch Sports Infrastructure een handelsmissie organiseren naar...

WK 2022 in Qatar kan in de zomer of in de winter (dutch)

Het organisatiecomité van het WK 2022 in Qatar verklaart zich bereid om het voetbaltoernooi ‘in de zomer of in de winter’ te organiseren. Dat maakte het comité vrijdag bekend in een persbericht. ‘We hebben altijd verklaard dat we onze kandidatuur hebben ingediend om het WK 2022 in de zomer te organiseren’, stelt het organisatiecomité. ‘Verschillende prominenten uit de voetbalwereld hebben hun voorkeur voor een winter-WK bekendgemaakt. We zijn bereid om het WK in de zomer of in de winter te organiseren.’ Het comité verduidelijkt dat de technologie om de stadions te klimatiseren goed functioneert en al sinds 2008 gebruikt wordt in het Al Sadd Stadion in Doha. FIFA-voorzitter Sepp Blatter verklaarde eerder deze maand in Knokke-Heist dat het initiatief om het WK te verplaatsen van de organisatoren dient te komen. Michel D’Hooge, voorzitter van de Medische Commissie van de FIFA, vindt een WK in de winter een goed idee. ‘Men vertelt me dat de stadions en de trainingsaccommodaties tot 21 graden geklimatiseerd zullen worden. Spelen is dus geen probleem, maar we moeten ook aan de supporters denken’, aldus D’Hooghe op 15 maart in Knokke-Heist. In Qatar kan de temperatuur in juni tot 45 graden oplopen. Bron:...

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Master planners picked for Doha’s new Airport City

After winning an international competition, the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), co-founded by the globally-acclaimed Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, has been announced as master planners for Qatar’s proposed Airport City. The new 10sq km development, where 200,000 people will live and work, is meant to link the Hamad International Airport (HIA) with the city of Doha. OMA’s master plan is a series of four circular districts along a spine parallel to the HIA runways, intended to create a strong visual identity and districts with unique identities. Phase One of the 30-year master plan, which links airside and landside developments for business, logistics, retail, hotels, and residences, will be mostly complete in time for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, hosted by Qatar. Koolhaas commented: “We are delighted and honoured to participate in the exciting growth of Doha, in a project that is perhaps the first serious effort anywhere in the world to interface between an international airport and the city it serves.” Partner-in-charge Iyad Alsaka commented: “Doha’s Airport City is an important addition to the realisation of OMA’s work in urbanism and will incorporate unprecedented transport planning opportunities; we look forward to collaborating with the HIA to meet the objectives of this ambitious project.” Each district of Airport City “will be unique within the master plan’s overall identity”. The Business District will centre on a major new transport hub linking with greater Doha; the Aviation Campus will accommodate office headquarters and educational facilities for aviation authorities; the Logistics District will provide cargo and warehousing facilities; and the Residential District, adjacent to the new Doha Bay Marina, will accommodate future employees....