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Parsons Brinckerhoff take £104m Qatari contract

Balfour Beatty has announced it has won a £104m Qatari contract for its professional services division to provide programme management consultancy contract on a £5 billion roads and drainage scheme.

Parsons Brinckerhoff will have overall responsibility for management and coordination of all construction, logistics and supply chain interfaces with Ashghal, the public works authority of Qatar.

The company will also oversee general engineering consultants for each of five geographic zones comprising Qatar.

Balfour Beatty chief executive, Ian Tyler said: “This very welcome announcement for Parsons Brinckerhoff supports our focus on infrastructure and reinforces the importance of growth markets to our strategy.”

Meanwhile Atkins has been awarded a five-year contract worth more than £65m by Ashghal, the Public Works Authority of Qatar.

The contract is part of a programme which looks at transforming Qatari capital Doha’s roads and drainage systems. The work is a key part of Qatar’s Master Plan and vision for 2030 and provides essential infrastructure in the run-up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Atkins’ chief executive Uwe Krueger said: “We have targeted investment in our Middle East business to build the breadth and depth of our expertise in the region’s key growth markets. This is now paying off, as we can see from our success with Ashghal.”


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