To be able to accommodate the some 800,000 visitors expected for the 2022 World Cup football tournament, Qatar has undertaken the construction of a number of stadiums and the development of its public transport system. In August 2012, Egis, working with Louis Berger, won the contract to manage the project for the first construction phase of the Doha metro.
When the first work phase is completed this automatic metro system will comprise four lines, 76 km of track (of which 55 km underground and 17 km on viaducts) and 28 stations. It will link the airport to the business centre and future stadiums. Commissioning is planned for 2018, followed by two other implementation phases for a full 230 km network in 2030.
Egis' current contract covers the Golden Line and emblematic Musheireb (central) and Education City (western) stations linked to the future high speed rail network. Egis is providing PMC services to the project owner Qatar Railways Company for consultation of potential contractors, monitoring of the design phases and supervision of site work.