Samsung C&T to Build Doha Metro's Two "Most Emblematic" Stations
US$1.4bn contract covers the design and construction of the Msheireb
and Education City Stations
SEOUL June 21, 2013 &ndash A consortium composed of Samsung C&T, Obrascon Huarte Lain(OHL),
and Qatar Building Company (QBC) has been awarded a concession to build the Doha metro's
two "most emblematic" stations for $1.4 billion in Doha, Qatar. The contract covers the design and
construction of the Msheireb and Education City stations and is valued at roughly $1.4 billion,
$500 million of which corresponds to civil engineering and the rest to electromechanical and
These two stations will be "modern" buildings and serve as transfer points to different metro lines
or other transportation modes, such as long-distance rail. Msheireb will be located in the
heart of downtown Doha, which is currently undergoing an urban restoration project,
and be the Qatari capital's leading metro station. The station in Education City, which is located
on the outskirts of Doha and aims to be a center for educational excellence in the Persian Gulf region,
will connect with a regional railway.
Samsung C&T has proven its capability in the Qatar market by successfully winning $385m worth of the
Lusail bridges and road construction project in 2011.
About Samsung C&T Corporation
Established in 1938, Samsung Construction&Trading (C&T) is the original company of the Samsung Group,
South Korea's largest conglomerate with interests in construction, electronics, chemicals, finance,
and numerous other sectors. Today, the company's two C&T business groups-Engineering&Construction
and Trading & Investment - are involved in a broad and growing portfolio of businesses,
delivering creative, integrated business solutions to customers worldwide.
The Engineering & Construction Group is best known for its advanced technological expertise and
experience in building, civil infrastructure, plant and housing/development.
Most notably, the company is responsible for the construction of several of the world's tallest buildings
including Malaysia's Petronas Twin Towers, and the  Burj Khalifa in the UAE.