Doha, Qatar: Advanced Construction Technology Services (ACTS), a consulting organisation in the field of construction materials and geotechnical engineering, has revealed that it has completed geotechnical investigations and geophysical surveys on five construction packages of the metro lines being executed in Doha.
Claiming that it will be one of the most advanced rail transit systems in the world, the company said that it will have four lines – namely the Red-, Green-, Gold- and Blue-metro lines – planned over a total length of approximately 240 kilometres and will feature 106 stations over the whole network. Designed to cover the Greater Doha area, the Metro, the company added, will be underground for the central city networks, and will mainly be at ground level or elevated whilst at the outskirts.
The company informed that it has deployed 16 drilling rigs, field testing equipment and six geophysical teams, comprising expert geophysicists. The work package, the company explained, included pumping tests and, necessary in-situ tests at the stations and along the tunnel/elevated structures alignment, in addition to its geotechnical investigations and geophysical survey (for cavity mapping) assignments.
In line with the terms of the investigation contracts, ACTS said that it worked on the Red-Line South Elevated and At-Grade with FCC Construction, Yüksel İnşaat, Archirodon Construction (Overseas) Company and Petroserv Limited while carrying out geotechnical investigations and engineering services, along with the related testing works, on another four of the main metro construction packages.
“ACTS’ unique specialisation in surface and underground rail projects positioned us well for this multi-project challenge,” said Khaled Awad, Chairman of ACTS. He added: “We are pleased with our strong resources in rail geo-engineering, which perfectly complement our vast experience in concrete technology, quality control and testing for such projects. It is this portfolio of knowledge-based capabilities and vertical specialisation that is enabling us to keep pace with the demands of modern infrastructure projects in the GCC, including the Doha Metro.”