Qatar wishes to encourage private sector investment and promote the diversification of its economy by creating three world-class industrial and logistic zones (excluding hydrocarbons). Manateq, autonomous state company established in 2011 by the Qatari Ministry of Business and Trade is in charge of the project.
The third (QEZ 3), Um Alhoul, will be implanted in the port city of Al Waqrah, south of the capital. Extending over an area of 27 sq.km, Um Alhoul will bring together a number of activities related to metallurgy, petrochemicals, construction materials, logistics and marine industries, also benefitting from sea access thanks to a dedicated canal.
This strategic project is part of Qatar National Vision 2030, supported by Emir Tamim ben Hamad ben Khalifa al-Thani.
Over a period of 5 years, the teams from Egis will be tasked with auditing the master plan designs already drawn up, delivering detailed plans, carrying out specific design studies (from conceptual to preliminary design phase for buildings and water cooling and treatment plants) and the supervision of construction works.
The Um Alhoul QEZ 3 programme is a complex and innovative project, in the heart of the Middle East, which calls on the group’s skills through its My City by Egis offer, proving Egis’ ability to deliver urban development projects internationally.