Six Construct, a subsidiary of the Besix Group, and one of the largest Belgian construction companies operating in the Middle East, recently announced the completion of Al Rayyan Road upgrade project in Qatar.
The project was carried out in collaboration with Boom Construction Company, and consisted of upgrading 2,9 km of one of the main arteries in Doha, the Al Rayyan road.
“The site team’s major role was to construct two massive concrete underpasses, each 650 m long, 50 m wide and up to 15 m deep,” mentioned Nicolas Bruyninckx, project director of Al Rayyan Road.
“Both underpasses have been fully built, and each underpass was built using 260,000 cu m of concrete and 20,000 tonnes of reinforcement, on top of which 80,000 tonnes of asphalt was laid.
Apart from the underpasses, the team also completed three cable tunnels, reaching a total length of 1.1 km. They also built three critical substations and pulled all LV/MV cables required to energise the street lighting,” he said.
The Ashghal Expressway project team recently opened the road for “beneficial use” to the public. The road opening for “beneficial use” signifies that the work is substantially completed (90 per cent) allowing members of the public to drive on the newly-built permanent road while the project team finishes minor activities, such as landscaping work.
The opening ceremony was attended by Transport and Communications Minister Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti; Municipality and Environment Minister Mohammed Bin Abdullah Al Rumaihi, and Ashghal President Engineer Saad Bin Ahmed Bin Ibrahim Al-Muhannadi.
A few days before the opening, Qatar’s Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, also visited the project to witness the progress of the work.
Six Construct – Boom Construction JV received a certificate of appreciation from Ashghal for “The Best Project Across The Expressway Program Toward Workers Welfare” – Platinum Level, as well as a certificate for achieving 4 million man-hours without lost time incident, while constructing and upgrading the Al Rayyan Road in Doha, Qatar. – TradeArabia News Service