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Old December 13th, 2009, 08:27 PM   #221
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I'm more curious to see how will it affect the Dubai airport's traffic growth Until now Dubai airport has pretty much no competition in middle east, but the new DOHA has better design than Dubai airport, a 5 star airlines, good location as a hub, and good government funding, I can't wait to see it open for business.
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Old December 13th, 2009, 08:33 PM   #222
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I really wonder whether the Middle East can support 2 major transit airports. Luckily, Qatar has been so far safe from the bad press that has plagued Emirates. I guess a low-profile high expansion strategy works as well!
Lets not forget Abu Dhabi.
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Old December 21st, 2009, 07:59 PM   #223
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The design looks a little boring/unoriginal, but I still like it quite a lot. It seems to complement the hot, desert climate nicely.
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 12:45 PM   #224
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very nice airport, with London had such decent airport
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Old February 7th, 2010, 09:43 PM   #225
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hello all, i just found this website and this thread. I must say, I am excited...
I was working as mechanical designer for NDIA project in the past 3.5 years.From Terminal A, B, C and North Node. I was also one of the large group of people that no longer work on the project and now taking a long vacation. I recently start thinking about heading to Qatar and be part of the construction team. (Please, any recommendation of company that deal with HVAC would be greatly appreciated, especially CP51 where I saw the design from 0% to 100% tender)

Here are some picture that I collected from the project, taken not by me, but they are very nice quality I like to share.
Not sure how long ago this picture from, but it's concourse C, as I can tell by the beam penetrations for air ducts. (total cooling capacity for the entire airport is 20,000 tons!!!)
First of all amazing pictures! And I envy you for working in this project for so long! The rail looks amazing and the steel beems are really huge!

Here are two pics taken by tem cloa in flickr.



Latest, I heard that opening day of the NDIA is 11/11/11. Of course this date is subject to change. Not sure though.
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Old February 8th, 2010, 09:19 PM   #226
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rain clouds in Doha...that is a rare sight!!
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Old February 8th, 2010, 11:38 PM   #227
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rain clouds in Doha...that is a rare sight!!
We had quite a thunderstorm the other day!
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Old February 9th, 2010, 02:00 AM   #228
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Doha will have a daily flight to Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo begins on May of 2010
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Old February 9th, 2010, 08:51 AM   #229
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When are they planning to complete the Doha Airport Project?
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Old February 9th, 2010, 09:45 AM   #230
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When are they planning to complete the Doha Airport Project?
Latest I heard is 11/11/11 maybe sooner, but in 2011.
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Old May 5th, 2010, 04:38 PM   #231
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Old May 6th, 2010, 06:32 AM   #232
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What are they going to do with the old airport when this one is completed next year?
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Old May 7th, 2010, 09:31 PM   #233
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not sure as they will use the land for other projects
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Old May 8th, 2010, 07:28 PM   #234
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Guys, the new airport is scheduled to be opened by Dec. 18 2011 in a time for the Qatar National Day next year. It will have 41 airplane gates and 174 check in desks. At least now we have sort of an official opening time for the new airport.
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Old May 8th, 2010, 08:16 PM   #235
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Official Opening Date: December 18 2011!

In an interview with a Qatari daily, the head of the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority said that the new 45 billion Qatari riyal Doha International Airport would be officially inaugurated on December 18 next year coinciding with Qatar’s National Day celebrations,.

Abdul Azizi Al Naimi said that 70 per cent of the construction works on the new airport has almost been completed.

“The opening might be on the next year’s National Day falling on December 18. One can now see the front of the airport and notice that work has already begun on the [upper] infrastructure,” Al Naimi told Al Arab.

“When completed, the new airport will give a major boost to the ongoing economic development and contribute to the labour market by creating 50,000 new job opportunities.” he said.

“It will be rated among the world’s high capacity airports that can link passengers and serve as a hub for passengers from different destinations,” he said.

The airport will also be the world’s first airport specifically designed to handle the double-deck Airbus 800-A380 aircraft.

"It will have 175 passenger check-in counters, 41 passenger gates and several other facilities," he said.
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Old May 8th, 2010, 08:16 PM   #236
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Official Opening Date: December 18 2011!

In an interview with a Qatari daily, the head of the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority said that the new 45 billion Qatari riyal Doha International Airport would be officially inaugurated on December 18 next year coinciding with Qatar’s National Day celebrations,.

Abdul Azizi Al Naimi said that 70 per cent of the construction works on the new airport has almost been completed.

“The opening might be on the next year’s National Day falling on December 18. One can now see the front of the airport and notice that work has already begun on the [upper] infrastructure,” Al Naimi told Al Arab.

“When completed, the new airport will give a major boost to the ongoing economic development and contribute to the labour market by creating 50,000 new job opportunities.” he said.

“It will be rated among the world’s high capacity airports that can link passengers and serve as a hub for passengers from different destinations,” he said.

The airport will also be the world’s first airport specifically designed to handle the double-deck Airbus 800-A380 aircraft.

"It will have 175 passenger check-in counters, 41 passenger gates and several other facilities," he said.
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Old May 10th, 2010, 07:05 AM   #237
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Looking good, this is going to be one of the best airports in Middle East.
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Old July 1st, 2010, 11:06 AM   #238
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Besix Wins $750 Million Joint Qatari Airport Contract

June 30 (Bloomberg) -- Besix Group, the Belgian contractor that helped build the world’s tallest tower in Dubai, won a $750 million contract in a joint venture to build the third phase of the New Doha International Airport passenger terminal complex.

The project, to be built with Midmac Contracting, is set for completion by the fourth quarter of 2012, Orascom Construction Industries, which owns 50 percent of Besix Group, said in a statement today on its website.

The builders will be responsible for all structural, mechanical and electrical works as well as the design of the airport lounge and retail area, according to the statement. Besix’s share of the contract is about 50 percent of its value, the statement said.

Orascom Construction, Egypt’s biggest publicly traded builder, closed 1.85 percent down at 227.44 Egyptian pounds ($39.93) today in Cairo, before the announcement, valuing the company at 47 billion pounds according to Bloomberg data.

Orascom said in June that Besix won a $265 million contract for the North Manama causeway in Bahrain as part of a joint venture with the Haji Hassan Group.

Orascom operates in the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia. The company announced a joint venture in January with Morgan Stanley to invest in infrastructure in the Middle East and Africa.
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Old July 1st, 2010, 11:10 AM   #239
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New Doha International Airport metro station is underconstruction

The first section of the Metro runs from the Lusail project to the New Doha International Airport Construction has started on the first underground metro station, which will be the terminus for the future Doha Metro line, a source said yesterday

The New Doha International Airport (NDIA) Terminal Metro Station is designed by Mott MacDonald, a global management, engineering and development consultancy.
The Metro line is to provide the rail link between Doha city and the NDIA main terminal.
Mott MacDonald was commissioned in 2008 by Qatar (represented by the NDIA Steering Committee), to develop designs for the metro connection from the New Doha International Airport to the wider Doha network.

The project included developing a metro system based on conservative parameters and space proofing of 1.3km single track twin-bored tunnels and a 305m-long by 25m-wide and 20m-deep “cut and cover” underground station.

During the preliminary design of the station box, Mott MacDonald’s team developed plans and designs, with support from sub-consultants Aedas, taking into consideration future requirements of the metro rail systems, passenger experience and safety aspects, station operations and associated facilities for the future station fit-out. This also covered engineering disciplines of rail alignment and systems, fire safety, civil and structural, electrical and mechanical engineering as well as station architecture.

Mert Yesugey, Mott MacDonald’s project manager, said: “Mott MacDonald developed the detailed design of the fully space-proofed structural shell of the station box to a tight schedule for the substantial completion of the structure ahead of the airport opening, including sectional handover of the ground level to others for completion of the above ground infrastructure in time for the airport opening in 2011.

“The provisions for the station box also included temporary electrical and mechanical systems to facilitate the maintenance, inspection and security of the station box during the interim stage until the station becomes fully operational. We are currently providing construction support services to NDIA on site until the completion of the station box construction anticipated in 2011.”

According to initial plans, the first section of the Metro runs 30km from the under-construction Lusail megaproject to the New Doha International Airport. Four further sections run a total of 55km.
“The Doha Metro rail will provide an effective solution to the city’s growing traffic problems,” a senior official of the Invensys Rail (Mena region) has said.
Speaking at a recent conference in Doha, Ala Ghanem, regional director of Invensys Rail, said the successful introduction of a metro service in Dubai and plans to develop similar facilities in other GCC states had proved the need for an efficient and effective public transport network in the entire region, including in Qatar.

“Even though the Doha Metro project’s costs will be enormous, its benefits will be numerous,” he said.
Ghanem estimated the project’s cost at about $7bn, at the current level.
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Old July 8th, 2010, 12:14 PM   #240
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Launch Toronto already!
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