CCL Qatar will be representing Leeds-based pre-stressed concrete solutions company CCL at the seventh annual Bridges & Highways Middle East conference, in Qatar, in November.
The company, which has been established in the country since 2005, will be demonstrating its bridge and civil engineering capabilities at the event.
Taking place between 9 and 12 November at the Hilton Doha, the conference is the only one of its kind that covers the designing, planning and delivery of sustainable bridges.
Over the years it has established a reputation as the regional event of the year, where the construction industry can be updated on market opportunities and innovations.
CCL Qatar was founded to service the company’s ever-increasing workload in the market, where it is heavily involved in the design, supply and installation of post-tensioning and bridge bearings.
The company also carries out a great deal of repair and strengthening work.
Having a local company ensures CCL has a detailed understanding of that market place, and allows services to be tailored to meet clients’ specific needs.
CCL Qatar’s bridge work has included the Lusail Expressway and the Qatar Primary Routes.
The 5.3km Lusail Expressway is made up of four lanes of highway with additional ones to provide for traffic movement between the interchanges.
The project includes three large interchanges and has key interfaces with the Pearl, Katara, Lusail City Development and the future Sharq (Doha Bay) crossing.
The post-tensioning works for the Lusail Expressway’s prestigious Al Khor Viaduct and the elevated station for the LRT are now complete, and this saw CCL involved in the construction of three bridges having a maximum length of 90m on twin track viaducts, and four bridges 82m in length on the single track viaducts.
In addition two bridges for the elevated platform have been built, both with a length of 40m.
With the Qatar Primary Routes, CCL undertook the post-tensioning works for three bridges on the North Road, installing multiple box girders with a span of 36m on the pedestrian bridges and a 35m span on the main bridge. The main bridge measured 90m in length.
The Bridges & Highways Middle East conference offers delegates the opportunity to network with more than 150 key stakeholders who are involved in the future development of upcoming projects.
The Qatar bridges and highways market is developing rapidly with plans progressing for Doha’s iconic Sharq crossing; and the public works authority, Ashghal, announcing major new contracts for its Expressway Programme.
Demand for bridges and highways is also being driven across the region by the planned $200bn pan-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) railway network, Saudi’s significant metro expansion and Dubai’s $544m canal project.