“Both underpasses have been fully built, and each underpass was built using 260,000m3 of concrete and 20,000T of reinforcement, on top of which 80,000T of asphalt was laid. Apart from the underpasses, the team also completed three cable tunnels, reaching a total length of 1.1 km. They also built three critical substations and pulled all LV/MV cables required to energise the street lighting.”
the Ashghal Expressway project team recently opened the road for beneficial use to the general public. The road opening for “beneficial use” signifies that the work is substantially completed (90%) allowing members of the public to drive on the newly-built permanent road while the project team finishes minor activities, such as landscaping work.
The opening ceremony was attended by the Minister of Transport and Communications, His Excellency Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti, the Minister of Municipality and Environment, His Excellency Mohammed Bin Abdullah Al Rumaihi, and the President of Ashghal Eng His Excellency Saad Bin Ahmed Bin Ibrahim Al-Muhannadi.
A few days before the opening, Qatar’s Prime Minister, His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, also visited the project to witness the progress of the work.
This road section is the first expressway project that will be substantially completed in the year 2017, but also the first to open the road since the new management of the Public Works Authority is in place.
Additionally, Six Construct – Boom Construction J.V also received a certificate of appreciation from Ashghal for “The Best Project Across The Expressway Program Toward Workers Welfare” – Platinum Level, as well as a certificate for achieving 4 million man-hours without lost time incident, whilst constructing and upgrading the Al Rayyan Road in Doha, Qatar.
About Six Construct
Six Construct, a subsidiary of the BESIX Group, is the largest Belgian construction company operating in the Middle East. The company combines the efforts of a highly-skilled workforce, along with strategic planning and innovative use of technology to overcome the most complex business challenges. Six Construct is a multi-services company that operates in the construction of commercial and residential buildings, sport and leisure facilities, infrastructure and marine-related projects. The company currently employs a workforce of 12,000 in the Middle East, and a total of 15,000 worldwide.
Having entered the Gulf market in 1965, Six Construct is proud to celebrate its’ 51st operating anniversary within the region. Since the company’s first contract over five decades ago at the Abu Dhabi Corniche, Six Construct has worked diligently, using its experience and expertise to contribute to the Gulf region's development of various award-winning construction projects.
The company has had the honour of working with a very unique portfolio of projects and clients over the years, including among others, the world’s tallest tower - The Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Tram, The Emirates Palace Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Ferrari World Theme Park, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Four Seasons Hotel in Bahrain, The Khalifa Stadium, as well as Hamad International Airport in Qatar, and King Abdullah Sports City in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Executing over 20 projects simultaneously in 2016, Six Construct believes integrity, quality, safety, sustainability and timely delivery, as the key factors to its success. Providing a consistent framework of continued excellence, the company remains a leader in the GCC construction industry.
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