LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 3, 2013--
AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM), a leading provider of
professional technical and management support services for public and
private clients in more than 140 countries around the world, announced
today that it has been selected to provide design consultancy and
construction supervision services for the Al Wakrah Stadium and Precinct
for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™.
The Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee has appointed AECOM, in association
with Zaha Hadid Architects, as the design consultant for the project.
Al Wakrah will serve as a host city for a 2022 FIFA World Cup™ stadium
and precinct, and is located approximately 12 miles south of Doha. It is
one of the oldest inhabited areas in Qatar, with a rich cultural
heritage evidenced by its traditional Islamic architecture, historical
buildings, distinctive mosques and archaeological sites.
The stadium will have a tournament capacity of 45,000 spectators during
the games and, by using modular best practice design, the number will be
reduced to 20,000 spectators for the legacy program in Qatar. Another
important element of the design project will be the integration of
cooling-technology systems with climate-control requirements for
renewable energy production.
“We are delighted to be involved with the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ program
and to support the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee,” said AECOM Chairman
and Chief Executive Officer John M. Dionisio. “This is an exciting time
for Qatar, and our global team of forward-thinking sports experts is
well equipped to meet the challenges that a project of this caliber
The vision set by the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee is one that embraces
the cultural heritage of the host city and the adjacent historical
Qatari settlement of Al Wukair. Incorporating this identity will be a
crucial part of the stadium design and enhancing the fan experience.
Work on the project is set to begin immediately.
AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management
support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation,
facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. With
approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in
all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global
reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in
delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world's built,
natural, and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM
serves clients in more than 140 countries and had revenue of $8.2
billion during the 12 months ended March 31, 2013. More information on
AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com.
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Source: AECOM Technology Corporation
VP, External Communications