Yes, it sounds weird. And it is. Joint venture of Tekfen and Al Jaber Engineering is selected to build a stadium that we’re yet to see in renderings. At least the price is now known…
Turkish construction giant Tekfen announced its subsidiary in Qatar, Tekfen İnşaat ve Tesisat A.Ş., formed a joint venture with local Al Jaber Engineering. The joint venture has been invited by the commissioning administration to sign contract for main works at the planned Al Thumama Stadium.
Al Thumama is one of three stadiums of the 2022 World Cup that are yet to be announced even in concept form. Until now we only knew it would be built on the site of abandoned The Wall Stadium project.
At present we also know who will build it and for how much. The contract is worth QAR 1.25 billion (or $343m), high price for a stadium of 40,000 seats which will be reduced to 20,000 in legacy mode.
Images of the stadium should be revealed soon, as the turnkey contract goes into effect. It’s also expected that two other yet-to-be-presented stadiums of the 2022 World Cup (Lusail Stadium and Ras Abu Aboud Stadium) will be presented in 2017 as preparations on all construction sites are underway.