United Development Company (UDC) has awarded the contracts for the construction of Gewan Island’s entrance cable-stayed bridge and for the consultancy of supervision services for the main entrance bridge works, infrastructure works, building and landscape works to Midmac & Porr Joint Venture.

The 250-metre long bridge, which rests on two pylons 43 metres above The Pearl-Qatar Boulevard, will connect the Lusail Expressway and The Pearl-Qatar Boulevard to Gewan Island.

The bridge and the two pylons will feature motifs, decorative lighting and rose gold finishes, which will complement the overall character of Gewan Island. Construction works will kick off on 30 November and are due for completion on August 2021.

UDC also awarded KEO International with the contract for consultancy of supervision services for the main entrance bridge works, infrastructure works, building and landscape works at Gewan Island.

UDC President, CEO and member of the board Ibrahim Jassim Al Othman, said the contracts mark the latest milestones in the ongoing development of Gewan Island after UDC awarded the contract for completion of the second phase of the Island’s marine works.

The design and construction of this bridge will be a landmark and an architectural and engineering masterpiece after the completion of the construction works.’

Earlier this year, UDC signed an agreement with QNB and the Commercial Bank to finance the development of the Island. The Gewan Island project has successfully reached approximately 1 million site working hours without any Loss Time Injuries (LTI).

The island, which derives its name from the full-round, pink-tinted and perfectly shaped pearl, a symbol of Qatar’s maritime heritage, is designed to attract those seeking an urbane and vibrant international lifestyle.

Gewan Island will feature a golf course, an airconditioned ‘Crystal Walkway’ outdoor promenade, parks and green areas, which will play a major role in attracting various new brands to Doha. The Island will also be home to entertainment facilities, a sports club and a mosque.

The Island’s design incorporates a number of sustainability features to reduce the use of vehicles and encourage walking and biking through dedicated pedestrian and cycling networks, in addition to roads connecting the Island to a proposed public transportation network. The Island is also designed to reduce urban heat by incorporating green roofs, shading, and reflective surfaces.

For updates and more information about UDC and their ongoing projects, visit udcqatar.com