WS Atkins wins £65m road deal

Design and engineering firm WS Atkins said it has won a contract worth over £65m to improve Doha’s roads and drainage systems, as Qatar steps up infrastructure improvements ahead of the 2022 soccer World Cup. Atkins, which helped design the London 2012 Olympic site and operates across Britain, Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East, said the deal was one of four packages of work awarded by Ashghal, the Public Works Authority of Qatar. “We have targeted investment in our Middle East business to build the breadth and depth of our expertise in the region’s key growth markets. This is now paying off, as we can see from our success with Ashghal,” Atkins chief executive Uwe Krueger said.