Powerscreen equipment put to use in Qatar

Powerscreen equipment put to use in Qatar

Northern Ireland-based company says its equipment is helping to complete the Orbital Highway and Truck Road project.

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October 6, 2015
CDR Staff
Global equipment manufacturer Powerscreen, Northern Ireland, has announced its machines are being put to use on the Orbital Highway and Truck Road project in Qatar, which is expected to be completed in 2017.

road project qatarAl-Mohsen Engineering Co., one of Qatar’s leading specialists for the supply of aggregates to major construction companies, is currently involved in Qatar’s many infrastructure projects. Established in 2012, Powerscreen says Al-Mohsen has become a serious player in the construction segment thanks to the company’s ability to supply large volumes of high-quality aggregates to the market. The company has invested in a range of Powerscreen rock crushing and screening equipment to meet the aggressive aggregates demands of local industry players involved in some of the road development programs undertaken in recent decades. The first two machines Al-Mohsen purchased from Qatar’s Powerscreen distributor, Arabian Agencies Co. (ARACO), were the Powerscreen Chieftain 2100X mobile screen and Powerscreen Trakpactor™ 500 impact crusher.

Al-Mohsen has provided materials to the construction company J&P (Joannou & Paraskevaides) Group, Guernsey, Channel Islands, for use in the company’s ongoing Orbital Highway and Truck Road project. The Orbital Road project will create a north–south connection, which bypasses Doha City, which will reduce traffic and congestion within the Qatari capital. The J&P Group is responsible for the design and construction of 45 kilometers and eight lanes of road network, including four major interchanges and all related overpass/underpass structures.

The feed material for the machines is excavated limestone boulders, which are transported from Lusail (northeast of Doha) to the road construction site where Al-Mohsen’s Powerscreen plant is working daily for 20 hours, Powerscreen describes. The Powerscreen plant reaches 7,000 tons of crushed and screened material per day.

In addition to the J&P Group, Al-Mohsen also provides services to other major players such as Midmac, Al Darwish Company, Al Badr Group, Doha Logistics, ATM Group, Bin Tawar and Yuksel Midmac.  Al-Mohsen says it supplies aggregates to the China Harbour Engineering Co. for its contract in the development of the major East West Corridor project. When the East West Corridor is finished, it will provide strategic links with southern Doha and will connect the Orbital Highway and Truck Road as well as the new Hamad International Airport, the company explains.

Powerscreen notes that as Al-Mohsen’s customers’ demands for quality aggregates has increased, the company has ordered additional equipment, including a Trakpactor 500 and a Trakpactor 320 impactor, two Chieftain 2100X screens and a Warrior 2100 heavy-duty scalping screen.

Al-Mohsen Operations Manager Mohamad Naji says, “The machines are excellent, we have had a great experience with Powerscreen. The equipment can sustain intense and heavy work for long hours and is very productive. We find the Trakpactor 500 impactor easy to operate and to service when required.”

Naji adds, “The efficiency, productivity and uptime of the Powerscreen equipment has a huge impact on our daily activity and allows us to meet the needs of our clients on time which is the ultimate goal.”

During a recent visit to the site where the equipment is working, Powerscreen International Sales Director Stephen McCartney comments, “Powerscreen has had a strong track record in Qatar and in the wider Middle East region for many years where our machines are well known and well respected. The considerable investment by Al-Mohsen and the positive feedback they have provided since taking delivery of their machines serves to underline this. A strong relationship with our customers and distributors is important to us. We want to make sure that customers get high-quality machines that are delivered on time. We are proud that our equipment is working in the construction of some of the most ambitious infrastructure projects in the region, the legacy of which will last for many decades.”