2009 saw Mace expand into Doha in Qatar. Mace was appointed in a four-year service agreement in a project management, cost management and construction management role on the New Doha International Airport (NDIA).
In 2012, Ashghal, Qatar's public works authority (PWA), appointed a joint venture between Mace and EC Harris to deliver a major programme of social infrastructure building projects across the country. The contract is worth a total of QR415million (£72million), and will last for five years, with the option to extend by a further two years.
The expansion into the infrastructure sector in the Middle East highlights the group’s continued growth in the region.
Mace is adding value in Qatar by:
- Establishing a Mace presence in the local market, with a mature client base
- Providing alternative management strategies for procurement on NDIA
- Integrating closely with the established environment, health and safety teams and strategic vision support
- Coordinating with the encumbent project and construction management and all existing construction packages and utility providers
- Establishing good relations with the Ministry of Labour
- Developing specific processes and procedures to meet Qatar specific requirements
- Strong buildability determination for consultant designs providing VFM to the employer
- Strategic design management of key consultants associated with the project across the MENA region and Europe.
- Logistics forward planning for transition to a live operational airport
- Implementation of strong quality and safety standards meeting UK and US recommendations
- All senior staff are trained in FIDIC procedures through modular in house learning