• Building a Megaproject
    When complete the New Port will be
    equipped to handle the world's largest
    ships. Building this megaproject
    requires considerable technical complexity,
    thousands of skilled labourers and
    hundreds of pieces of heavy plant equipment.
  • Safety First
    The New Port Project marked another milestone
    in December 2013 with the achievement of
    14 Million man hours without a Lost Time Incident.
    The achievement is a credit to the strong safety
    culture on site, underpinned by the Project’s
    commitment to the concept of 'Safety for Life'
    as a core value.
  • Environmental Protection
    The New Port Project is committed to sustainability
    and safeguarding marine habitats and ecosystems.
    In coordination with the Ministry of Environment,
    3,200 mangroves, 10,000 m2 of sea grass and
    10,000 hard corals have been relocated.
    All transplanting to date has presented survivability
    rates on par with industry norms.
  • Building the Quay Wall
    The New Port Project celebrated a milestone
    on 1 July 2012 with the laying of the first
    precast concrete block of the Port's 8km
    quay wall. Upon completion this earth retaining
    structure, which will shape the harbour and
    enable ships to berth, will include over 35,000
    concrete blocks. With each concrete block
    weighing between 37 and 96 tonnes, and with more
    than 1 million m3 of C40 concrete being used
    in the construction process, the wall will
    take more than two years to build.
  • Breaking Ground
    The Deputy Emir and Heir Apparent H.H. Sheikh
    Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani laid the foundation
    stone of the New Port Project on 10 October 2011.
    Also present at the ground-breaking ceremony
    were the Deputy Prime Minister and Chief of the
    Emiri, the Minister of Energy and Industry,
    the Chairman of the New Port Project Steering
    Committee and other dignitaries and diplomats.

New Port Project

On 19 June 2007 His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, issued Emiri Decree No. 37, setting forth the creation of one of the world's largest greenfield port developments. Strategically located south of Doha, the QAR 27 Billion (USD 7.4 Billion) megaproject, which includes a new port, a new base for the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces and the Qatar Economic Zone 3, will span a 26.5 square kilometer area.

The New Port Project is the feature of a documentary produced by Al Rayyan TV channel as part of their factual series ‘Future Qatar’, which focuses on the most ambitious civil construction projects supporting the Qatar National Vision 2030. The documentary was aired on 30 April 2014.

In collaboration with Al Jazeera Documentary Channel the New Port Project is producing a documentary that will provide a behind the scenes look at the New Port megaproject by introducing many of the individuals diligently working to responsibly transform 26.5 square kilometers of sand into one of the world's largest Greenfield port developments.

Latest News

14 May 2015

NPP/0073: Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment

The New Port Project Tender Committee invites companies to register their interest to participate in the package for the supply, installation and maintenance of FF&E for the Port Building (design by others). The advert can be viewed here. The closing date for the registration is 18 June April 2015.

26 February 2015

Port Basin Flooding and Naming of the Port Ceremony

The New Port Project celebrated the flooding of the Port Basin at a ceremony on site where Deputy Emir HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Thani unveiled the name of the New Port as ‘Hamad Port’. Dignitaries in attendance at the ceremony included the Prime Minister and Interior Minister HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Minister of Transport and Chairman of the NPP Steering Committee, HE Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti, and a number of other Ministers and Ambassadors. Flooding operations in the Port Basin and Access Channel had started on 9 February 2015. Approximately 76 million m³ of water is required to fill both the Port Basin and Access Channel, which is scheduled for completion by the end of March 2015.

27 August 2014

Completion of the Port Basin Quay Wall

The NPP marked a milestone with the installation of the final block in the quay wall by contractor, China Harbour Engineering Company. The total number of pre-cast concrete blocks installed totals 35,224, each weighing close to 110 tons. The quay wall stretches over 8.5km.

24 August 2014

New Project Site Office

The NPP Team has relocated to their new project site offices, located east of Mesaieed.. A map to the new offices can be found here.

25 February 2014

NRMCA Certifies First Gold Level Sustainable Concrete Plant in the World to Unibeton’s New Port Project Plant

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has certified Unibeton’s New Port Project Plant in Qatar at the Gold Level in its Sustainable Concrete Plant Certification Program. The certificate can be viewed here.

4 December 2012

NPP Construction Animation

The NPP has released an animation showing the major components associated with the Project's construction. Providing an overview of construction from 2011 up to operational readiness, the six minute video was designed to provide the general public, and other key stakeholders, with an understanding of the complex and labour intensive process associated with bringing this megaproject to fruition.