Doha debut for Liebherr crane
Musheireb project receives Liebherr 550 EC-H 40 tower crane
A 550 EC-H 40 – the first in Qatar – and five Liebherr tower cranes, are performing lifting duties on the prestigious Musheireb project in the ‘Heart of Doha’.
The operation is being conducted as part of Hyundai Engineering & Construction Company and HBK Contracting Co Joint Venture’s Phase 1-A contract.
The Musheireb project is the development and regeneration of a 35ha site located in inner Doha; the capital’s historic centre and was inspired Qatar’s Emir, His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani and Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nassar Al Missned.
“With the passing of time, the area lost much of its rich community to migration into other regions, leaving much of the historic neighbourhood neglected,” said project developer and owner, Dohaland’s CEO, Eng Issa M Al Mohannadi.
“We aim to restore the lost lustre to a location close to our hearts. We want to bring it back to life,” he continued. “The project aims to blend the past and the future. Innovation is linked to a sustainable vision for Inner Doha, creating a lasting place which can evolve in response to peoples’ changing expectations and needs without losing its ethnicity.”
Once completed the area will boast 226 new buildings ranging in height from 30-30 storeys and 1,000 residential units to house a population of under 28,000.
Scheduled to be completed by 2015, the project will include the construction of an underground pedestrian city extended over the entire site, including car parks for more than 13,000 cars to ease above ground traffic congestion, a tram system, an underground Metro station and hotels.
Demolition of more than 220 buildings on the site was started in June 2009 and the construction contract for Phase 1-A was awarded to the Hyundai and HBK JV in April 2010 in a 25-month contract.