Italian firm Salini Impreglio to build €770mn football stadium for Qatar 2022



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Italian firm Salini Impreglio

Italian construction giant Salini Impregilo bagged a a €770 million contract to build and operate the Al Bayt stadium for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ in Qatar, according to a press release issued on July 8 by the firm.

The company is leading a consortium alongside Galfar Al Misnad, the Qatari arm of Omani contractor Galfar Engineering and Italian steel fabrication specialist Cimolai. They will build a 60,000-seat stadium in the city of Al Khor in the north of Qatar.

About €716m of the awarded amount is for construction of the stadium and the remaining €53m is for maintenance works. Construction is due to complete in September 2018, according to the press release.

The stadium’s design inspiration is the Bayt Al Sha’ar, a black and white tent that has traditionally been used by Bedouin tribes in Qatar seen as a symbol of hospitality to travellers.

It will sit within a 200,000 square metre precinct serving the local community that will contain retail space and restaurants. There will also be tracks around it that can be used for jogging and cycling.

Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy has previously indicated that the stadium will be built with demountable seating, so that it can be reduced to a capacity of 32,000 once the tournament is over. As with a number of other stadiums being built for the tournament, these seats will then be shipped overseas to be used to help build stadiums in developing nations.

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