Parsons Corporation, a renowned solutions company, has clinched a significant $52 million contract from Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal) on Tuesday. This contract pertains to the provision of design and engineering services for a novel road and infrastructure framework.
Headquartered in Virginia, United States, Parsons Corporation will be engaged in delivering “design engineering consultancy services” to Ashghal over a span of six years, as reported by Yahoo Finance referencing Parsons.
Pierre Santoni, President of Parsons Corporation MEA, expressed, “We are honored to collaborate with Ashghal in the transformation of a pivotal segment of Doha’s critical infrastructure, aligning with the national strategy of the country.”
This substantial contract encompasses the conceptual and preliminary design of road and infrastructure projects within Doha, aimed at addressing the evolving needs of the nation’s population and future generations. Notably, this project aligns with the infrastructural goals outlined in Qatar National Vision 2030.
Santoni further highlighted, “Frameworks like this will enhance accessibility and alleviate congestion, consequently reducing transportation expenses. We take pride in our involvement in this significant endeavor.”
Parsons Corporation has been actively engaged with Ashghal since 2002, with collaborative efforts focused on pivotal transportation planning services, notably contributing to preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
In preparation for the major sporting event, Ashghal enlisted Parsons to provide services in coordination with local stakeholders including the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy and Mowasalat (Karwa). Parsons’ software programs were instrumental in predicting traffic delays and optimizing operations during the influx of millions of football enthusiasts to Doha for the global spectacle.
The scope of Parsons’ involvement extends to remarkable projects such as the modernization of the Urban Highway, also recognized as the Doha Expressway, traversing Qatar’s capital city.
Parsons, a U.S.-based enterprise, has also actively contributed to Qatar’s sustainable initiatives, in alignment with the Gulf state’s National Climate Change Action Plan 2030. The action plan notably aims to achieve a 25% reduction in carbon emissions by the targeted year.
Among its notable contributions, Parsons has integrated the use of recycled materials within various design projects, showcasing its commitment to sustainability and innovation.