The New Port Project: Importing Safety Best Practices into Qatar

Feb 5, 2014 9:00 AM ET
Campaign: Safety for Life
AECOM is serving as program manager on Qatar's New Port Project, which is hailed as one of the world’s largest “greenfield” port-development projects.

Already hailed as one of the world’s largest “greenfield” port-development projects, Qatar’s New Port Project (NPP) will span a 26.5-square-kilometer (10.2-square-mile) area — including the new port, a modern Naval Base for the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces, and a new canal for the planned Qatar Economic Zone 3.

AECOM has served as program manager since 2008, and the company's core safety philosophy — that proper identification, elimination and minimization of risks can prevent all injuries — has been critical to the NPP’s continued progress.

In addition to increasing Qatar’s importation volumes, learn how AECOM’s work on the NPP is helping the country to deliver on its obligations for the 2022 World Cup.


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 150 countries and had revenue of $8.1 billion during the 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2013.  More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

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Ed Mayer, +1.732.564.3380
Director, Corporate Communications