DOHA / PR: The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy have appointed AECOM as the Project Manager and Ramboll as the Design Consultant for Al Rayyan Stadium.
‘We are rapidly making progress, well on schedule to deliver all stadia long before fans arrive for the 2022 FIFA World Cup,’ said Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy.
‘We are looking forward to working with our partners on Al Rayyan Stadium to build an amazing sporting facility that both serves the local community and Al Rayyan Sports Club, whose colours have been worn by the likes of Fernando Hierro, Frank de Boer and Ronald de Boer – one of our Bid Ambassadors.’
All contracts on Al Rayyan Stadium will incorporate the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy’s Workers’ Welfare Standards. Contractual enforcement of these standards and a rigorous four-tier auditing system will guarantee international best practice on Al Rayyan Stadium and all venue and accommodation sites.
The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy will work with both firms to develop environmentally-friendly outdoor cooling technologies in the stadium, training sites, adjacent fan zone and other areas where fans, team delegations, match officials, media representatives and football administrators will congregate.
The stadium will contain an open-air, natural grass pitch that can be cooled to 26 degrees Celsius, with shaded spectator stands that can be cooled to between 24 and 28 degrees Celsius – both using state-of-the-art green technologies.
The new capacity of Al Rayyan Stadium will be approximately 40,000 and will include a modular top tier. Following the tournament, the modular upper tier will be disassembled and used to build football facilities in developing countries that lack sporting infrastructure, in coordination with FIFA.
Rigorous studies and local surveys are being undertaken to ensure that the Al Rayyan Stadium and the surrounding Precinct will form an important part of the economic development of the municipality.
CH2M HILL, the Programme Management Consultant for the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, will supervise both AECOM and Ramboll to ensure the successful delivery of the Al Rayyan Stadium and Precinct in line with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy’s Vision, Mission and Strategic Goals.
AECOM were earlier appointed as the Design Consultant on Al Wakrah Stadium. Following the appointment for Al Rayyan, AECOM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John M. Dionisio said, ‘We are delighted to be awarded a second stadium contract from the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy. We are honoured to be entrusted with such a high-profile programme that is establishing Qatar as an international sports venue and is a beacon for sports development in the Middle East.’
AECOM will develop a world-class health, safety and environmental programme for the Stadium and Precinct and assist the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy in fulfilling FIFA’s venue specifications. AECOM is responsible for the overall management, strategy and implementation of the project.
Ramboll will work with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, CH2M HILL and AECOM throughout the design and delivery process to ensure compliance with all design standards and sustainability requirements, as well as all local and international building, construction and safety codes relevant to the project.
Ramboll’s long history in Qatar and in-depth knowledge of cooling technology will ensure that the stadium is designed in a sustainable and considered manner. Ramboll’s focus on sustainable city development is firmly aligned to the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy’s commitment to a carbon neutral tournament and ensuring a lasting legacy after 2022 in line with the Qatar National Vision for 2030.
‘We are delighted that the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy has selected and trusts us to meet the ambitious engineering challenge of designing a cooled, open stadium,’ said Lars Ostenfeld Riemann, Ramboll Group Market Director, Buildings. ‘It is, by all measures, a significant task that requires us to mobilise our best people to innovate and overcome the technical challenges and meet the client’s aspirations for the World Cup which we look forward to delivering.’
About the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy
Along with its stakeholders, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy is tasked with delivering stadia and other infrastructure that will leave a lasting legacy for Qatar, the region and the world. The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy ensures that all preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ align with Qatar’s other development imperatives, as described in the Qatar National Vision 2030 and the National Development Strategy 2011-2016.
The delivery goals of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy include exceptional program and stakeholder management to ensure the timely delivery of infrastructure and competition and non-competition venues; integrating Qatari culture into all hosting plans, to provide the best possible image of the Middle East when the world arrives in Qatar in 2022; and adopting high environmental standards on all projects, contributing to the delivery of a carbon neutral tournament.
In addition to delivering infrastructure in line with Qatar’s long-term development plans, legacy goals of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy include nurturing exceptional local and international talent and incubating the Josoor Institute, a centre of excellence for the sports and events industries in the Middle East; fostering the development of Qatar’s private sector and streamlining regulatory frameworks; and making Qatari football more competitive and increasing participation in sports in Qatar, the region and globally.
The investments that the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy is making today will pay dividends for generations to come, in line with Qatar’s vision of a healthy and prosperous global future.
AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. With approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural, and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM serves clients in more than 150 countries and had revenue of $8.1 billion during the 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2013.
More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com.
Ramboll is a leading engineering, design and consultancy company founded in Denmark in 1945. We employ close to 10,000 experts and have a significant presence in Northern Europe, India and the Middle East. With close to 200 offices in 19 countries we emphasise local experience combined with a global knowledge-base. We constantly strive to achieve inspiring and exacting solutions that make a genuine difference to our customers, end-users and society as a whole. Ramboll works across the markets: Buildings, Transport, Environment, Energy, Oil & Gas and Management Consulting.
For more information, please visit the Ramboll Group website at www.ramboll.com.