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A number of contracts are expected to be awarded for the Doha New port project in the next month.

Chief among the contracts that are to be announced is the Naval Base and related infrastructure package.

The scope of work covers a 4.5 km2 manmade island and on-shore area of 1.1 km2 including 53km of road pavement and 32km of storm drainage network.

The work also includes 78km of fibre optic telecommunication network, 19km of foul water collection network, 58km of potable and fire water distribution network.

The winning contractor will also oversee the design and construction of 14 utility buildings.

The following companies have applied for the contract: Qatar Building Co./MSF Engenharia, S.A (JV); Teyseer Contracting Co./CCC (JV); Al-Jaber Engineering; HBK Contracting; Midmac Contracting Co.; United Construction Est./Sinohydro Group; and the JV of Construction Development Company and Boom Construction Company.

A contract to build a 1.3km access bridge connecting the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces Base Access Bridge to the Navy Base island is also expected to be awarded, with 11 parties having submitted bids.

A contract for network infrastructure, hardware and software to provide a port wide security and control system is also to be announced.

The security and control system will be designed, constructed, installed, tested and commissioned by the successful contractor.