Kuala Lumpur, 2 March 2015 – Eversendai Corporation Berhad, a provider of specialist engineering and construction services has secured a new project worth RM269.2 million through its subsidiary company in Qatar.
The contract is for the construction of the Al Wahda Arches and Visitors’ Centre in Doha, Qatar. Eversendai was the only pre-qualified company from the Middle East involved in the international bidding of the project; going up against competitors from Korea, Italy and France. The Al Wahda Arches are the main segments of the Artscape works which are part of the Lusail Expressway project. It will consist of two arches with a visitors’ centre suspended beneath it. The bigger arch will have a length of 146.52 metres and a maximum height of 98.79 metres while the smaller arch will span across 139.84 metres in length with a maximum height of 77.56 metres. The suspended visitors’ centre will measure approximately 85 metres in length and 21 metres in height.
The scope of work being undertaken by Eversendai includes connection design; steel material supply; fabrication and erection of the steel arches; installation of the cable net and hangars; as well as the 4000-tonne strand jacking of the visitors’ centre to a height of 40 metres and hanging it through hangars and cross bracing cables from the arches. This project is scheduled to be completed by June 2016 and upon completion, it will be rated as one of the most prominent landmarks in Qatar. The Al Wahda Arches and Visitors’ Centre are expected to be an innovative and popular tourist attraction and can be accessed by cable car.
Tan Sri A K Nathan, Executive Chairman and Group Managing Director of Eversendai, said: “The Al Wahda Arches and Visitors’ Centre is a long awaited project in Qatar and our success in winning this contract simultaneously reasserts Eversendai’s strength in the Middle East and Qatar in particular. Our achievement in securing this contract also stands as a testament of our tenacity in this region and our expertise in executing highly complex structures. We will continue to uphold our core values of compliance to safety, conformance to quality, adherence to schedule and ensuring consistent client satisfaction as we take advantage of the many opportunities in the Asian and Middle Eastern regions”.
He added, “We have had a good beginning in 2015 by successfully securing projects worth RM618 million in the first two months of the year and this is just the beginning. There are more projects in the pipeline which are at the final stages of negotiation and will be announced in the near future. With the progress that we have made, we are positive that we could anticipate a fruitful financial year in 2015 and onwards as concerted efforts have been set in place to realise our true potential by securing new contracts on a global scale. We will relentlessly pursue our ambition of expanding our business by evolving in our existing and targeted business segments and geographical territories”.
In line with its tagline, ‘Towering – Powering – Energising – Innovating’, Eversendai is continuously looking at delving into new opportunities in inter-related industries whilst maintaining its commendable performance and track record.