When the Qatar 2022 World Cup was announced, it was met with surprise and enthusiasm by many.
It is set to be the first ever World Cup tournament to be held in the middle east.
Qatar Project Boost For Hobut
An astonishing $120 billion has been spent on the country’s infrastructure to prepare for the tournament including 7 new stadiums (plus 1 refurbished), a new airport plus a train system.
Qatar is not only one of the richest but has the hottest temperatures in the world and to combat this, giant air conditioning units will be pumped-in pitch side to keep players and fans cool.
Hobut has seen huge growth throughout the world and, indeed the Middle East in particular, where we are revered as a Trusted Supplier and Manufacturer of quality British products.
This growth has not only developed from our standard range of Current Transformers and instrumentation, but with bespoke designed products for multi-national companies.
We have already been involved in some of these large projects and since supplied current transformers to many of these stadiums, as the country gets ready for an influx of visitors (in addition to the 2.8 million residents):
Impressive Qatar 2022 World Cup Stadiums
- Al-Khalifa International – Built in the capital of Qatar, Doha, in 1976, it was completely refurbished and officially re-opened in 2017, with a capacity of 40,000. It will host matches at World Cup 2022 in Qatar through to the quarter finals.
- Al-Janoub – located by the coast in the city of Al-Wakrah, it will host World Cup Qatar 2022 matches up to the quarter-finals. It boasts a capacity of 40,000 fans and was opned last year, becoming the first stadium to be built from scratch and to be ready to host World Cup matches.
- Education City – Located in the Qatari capital of Doha, it will host World Cup Qatar 2022 matches up to the quarter-finals and has a capacity of 40,000. In line with the World Cup plans, 20,000 seats from the stadium will be donated to developing countries after the tournament.
- Al-Bayt – In the city of Al-Khor, this is the world’s first Arab designed stadium with the form of a traditional “House of Poetry” tent. It has a retractable roof, holds up to 60,000 spectators and will host World Cup games through to the semi-finals.
- Al-Rayyan – Located in the city of the same name, it has capacity for 40,000 fans and a design inspired by beautifully wild sand dunes of the west of Qatar. It is also the only World Cup 2022 stadium to take the name of a Qatar football club, Al-Rayyan, in recognition of the history, nobility and popularity of the club and the fact the ground is located on the site of the club’s former stadium, the Ahmed Bin Ali.
- Lusail – The city of Lusail is the location for the largest of eight stadiums, with a capacity of 80,000 and the venue for both the inaugural match and the final, along with other games at other stages of the tournament. The design of the stadium is inspired by the interplay of light and shadow that characterises the traditional Arabic fanar lantern, with the structure and façade echoing the intricate decorative motifs on bowls, vessels and other art pieces found across the Arab and Islamic world and art exhibitions and museums the world over.
- Ras Abu Abboud – Set in the city of Doha, with a capacity for 40,000 supporters, it is built of cargo shipping containers along with other items. It is the first ever World Cup stadium that is designed to be dismantled after the tournament, and its parts will be used for both sporting and non-sporting projects. Steeped in the rich Arabic and Qatari history and culture, it has a 40,000-seat capacity and will host games up to the quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
- Al-Thumama – Steeped in rich Arabic and Qatari history and culture, it has a 40,000-seat capacity and will host games up to the quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The design of the stadium was inspired by the shape of the Gahfiya, the traditional headgear worn by men in the countries of the Middle East.
Huge Investment Made
To underpin our growth and success, Hobut has made huge investment in ensuring we stay as the World’s market leader, with new specialist engineers and workforce recruited as well as over £300,000 invested in state-of-the-art production facilities.
More recently, the addition of a dedicated Raw Materials warehouse which can house up to 400 pallets of materials, to ensure continuity of supply and closer control of production.
We have also seen the acquisition of British Core manufacturer, Unicores Ltd. Adding another 30 years of manufacturing experience to our impressive 100+ years. Its wide product range includes bare cores, rectangular cores, nanocrystalline cores, poly wrapped cores, toroidal cores and more.
The World Cup will commence in November 2022 and we’re sure excitement will start to build as the final touches are made and football fever starts to hit.
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