Qatar’s project management consultancy Astad has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with AECOM, an American infrastructure firm, to identify mutual business opportunities and promote collaboration on an aviation project in Qatar.
Elaborating on the MoU signing, Astad chief executive officer Ali al-Khalifa said, “We look forward to working with American firm AECOM with the aim of forming a strategic joint venture, combining our expertise in engineering consultancy, construction management, design and project management fields to support the development of a landmark airport and aviation facility in Qatar.”
The MoU was signed on Tuesday by Astad chief operating officer Fahad al-Jahrami and AECOM corporate executive vice-president and group president (Design and Consulting Services) Frederick Werner during a Qatari business delegation's visit to Washington, organised by Qatar Chamber.
Al-Jahrami said, “I would first like to thank Qatar Chamber and Qatar's Ministry of Economy and Commerce for organising this visit, which promotes further cooperation to the benefit of Qatar and the United States through new projects and investments. Our MoU with AECOM paves the way for joint strategic objectives aimed at directing efforts towards a viable project.”
Werner said, “Combining AECOM’s global aviation experience with ASTAD’s local expertise allows us to provide cost effective and innovative solutions in aviation infrastructure. Our teams will work collaboratively with ASTAD to provide long-term benefits for a landmark aviation facility in Qatar.”
This MoU is one of several that ASTAD has signed in recent months as part of their international expansion.
ASTAD has managed and delivered more than 250 complex building-and infrastructure projects in various sectors, including education, culture, healthcare, hospitality, sports, commercial, residential and transport, bringing together all the necessary components required to build communities.