The Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee has today appointed CH2M Hill as its programme manangement consultant for the 2022 Fifa World Cup.
The Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee has direct responsibility for building competition venues which includes the proposed stadiums and training sites while maintaining a coordination role for non-competition venues required by Fifa, in addition to major infrastructure works such as the New Doha International Airport and the proposed nationwide metro network. CH2M Hill will support the committee in its work.
CH2M Hill international operations head Jacque Rast was in Qatar last week to seal the deal, after her firm beat off five other bidders in a six month procurement process. Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee secretary general Hassan Al Thawadi said the firm was the “ideal partner”.
The US programme management giant was instrumental in the successful delivery of London’s Olympic Park, working as the Olympic Delivery Authority’s delivery partner CLM in joint venture with Mace and Laing O’Rourke. Mace was also bidding for the Qatar deal.
CH2M Hill already has 2,000 staff in the Middle East, 200 of which are based in Qatar. Mobilisation of the key and core programme management team will start in mid-February.