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28 January 2017

Qatar’s Lusail tunnel project

First publishedin World Highways
Qatar’s Lusail Tunnel is forming part of a new US$30 billion integrated transportation system

The tunnel, and troughs to be constructed from Spring 2017, will carry both road traffic and light rail. Stirling Lloyd’s Integrating system has been used to waterproof 77,416m2 of the new tunnel.

The cut and cover tunnel will open in Spring 2017 and will ensure easy access to the new Lusail City Development from the heart of Doha and will be a vital transport link for the planned 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament.

The overall Lusail City Development, located 15km north of Doha, covers a 38km2 site, which includes 25,000 residential units, housing 175,000 people, all of whom will benefit from the Lusail Tunnel project. The development will generate significant economic diversification as it is set to strengthen Qatar’s tourism sector.

The construction of this new underground infrastructure faced challenging ground conditions and fast track construction programmes due to a high water table.

Following a number of projects where un-bonded waterproofing systems had leaked on other Lusail sites, the client LREDC was keen for waterproofing technologies to set new standards.

James Hopper, regional sales manager – Middle East, Stirling Lloyd, said, “Faced with challenging ground conditions and a fast track construction programme, the ease, speed and effectiveness of the Integritank fully bonded, seamless waterproofing system was integral to the project.”

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