CH2M Hill, a US-based provider of engineering and construction services has been selected as a programme management consultant for the £5.2bn Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup building programme.
The company beat off competition from five other multinational firms to secure the contract to build up to 12 new stadia ahead of the sporting event.
Other firms that were reportedly vying for the project included Arup, Turner International and Mace.
Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee secretary general Hassan Al Thawadi said: "The appointment process for this contract began immediately after winning the bid in December 2010."
"We were cognizant of the importance of ensuring that the correct foundations were put in place at the start of our journey toward 2022. We studied all the proposals with the utmost care in order to ensure that we selected the right partner," Thawadi said.
The management contract includes the construction of nine new stadiums, training sites and upgrades to three existing arenas.
Qatar plans to build solar-powered, air-conditioned stadiums as well as housing, infrastructure and transport projects to host the event.
Over the next six months, CH2M Hill will help the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee develop a road map which will provide delivery timelines for the projects for the next decade.
The role of CH2M Hill will continue for two years after the tournament to complete the committee’s legacy commitments.
CH2M HILL chairman and CEO Lee McIntire said: "We are proud to contribute our global programme management experience to help deliver a landmark 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar."
"Our team brings a proven track record that will assist the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee in delivering world-class facilities in a sustainable manner," McIntire said.
Image: Qatar is planning to build solar-powered, air-conditioned stadiums to host the event. Photo: Qatar Football Association.