In early March 2014, SALAM SICE Tech Solutions was chosen by Ashgal to undertake the ‘Advanced Traffic Management Systems (ATMS) on Salwa And Dukhan Highways’ project, in order to centralise the monitoring of operations and assist with the maintenance of the highways, which are two of the country’s key roads.
The project includes the supply, construction, installation, operation and maintenance of ATMS for motorways, as well as the necessary equipment for the traffic-control centre building on the Salwa road, in addition to the installation of dome CCTV cameras and radar-based sensors to detect and monitor traffic, which will be supported at certain points by detection systems with video treatment.
The 95km-long Salwa highway links the industrial area of Doha with Abu Samra, on the border with Saudi Arabia, while the 66km-long Dukhan highway links the west of Doha with the Dukhan industrial area, which is crucial for the country’s oil industry.
The equipment will be raised on 15m posts fitted with a mechanism to bring the cameras down.
The project also includes communications between the equipment on the motorways with the control centre, using a newly installed fibre-optic network, and communicating the roads via a wireless system.
A control-centre backup system for the systems on the Dukhan highway has also been installed.
This is SICE’s first motorway contract in Qatar and the company’s second that is ITS-related, thereby contributing towards consolidating the firm’s business in the Gulf region.
For more information, please contact SICE.