In line with Qatar’s National Vision 2030 strategy, security is a principal market for the Qatari government.
Recently, Thales has partaken in critical academic partnerships and has been awarded essential contracts related to security.
- In September 2014, Thales signed a cybersecurity chair agreement with Qatar University. The agreement follows the signing of a MoU between the two parties in November 2013. The academic partnership aims to provide training opportunities for Qatari students on new and emerging technologies in the domain. Establishing cooperation between the academic environment and industry on information systems, data security and associated services is a key element of the agreement. Qatar University students will also gain opportunities for practical work experience in research and development at the university and at Thales’ office in the QSTP. Recruitment of the chair director is under process for next Fall.
- Parallel to this, Thales has opened a cybersecurity Innovation Hub in the QSTP, to enhance research in the field of cybersecurity dedicated to the Qatar market. This will also enable the Group to develop partnerships with other companies, thus providing solutions relative to the needs of the country.
In the same domain, Thales is also in charge of delivering and installing integrated security and communication systems for the New Doha International Airport. Renamed Hamad International Airport (HIA), the Group is providing the Passenger Terminal Complex and the Airport Campus Facilities. This encompasses 13,000 CCTV cameras, 3,000 access control points and 150 kilometres of fibre optics.
In December 2014, Thales was awarded a Design and Build Security project to secure the new commercial Port of Doha. Thales will be in charge of delivering and installing an integrated Security Solution including:
- Perimeter Intrusion Detection
- CCTV Perimeter Surveillance
- Redundant IT Network
- Redundant Video Storage
- Tetra Communication
- Perimeter Lighting