Aggregates for Middle East roads projects

Al-Mohsen Engineering Co. in Qatar is one of the country’s leading specialists for the supply of aggregates to major construction companies currently involved in Qatar’s many infrastructure projects. Al-Mohsen, founded in 2012, has invested in a range of Powerscreen rock crushing and screening equipment to meet the aggregates demands of huge local industry players involved in some of the most ambitious road development programmes undertaken in recent decades.

The first two machines Al-Mohsen purchased from local Powerscreen distributor, Arabian Agencies Co. (ARACO), were the Powerscreen® Chieftain™ 2100X mobile screen and Powerscreen® Trakpactor™ 500 impact crusher. As their customers’ demand for quality aggregates has increased, Al-Mohsen has taken delivery of two further Trakpactor 500 and a Trakpactor 320 impactor (Fig. 1), two Chieftain 2100X screens and a Warrior 2100 heavy duty scalping screen.

Al-Mohsen has provided essential materials to the J&P Group construction company for use in their ongoing Orbital Highway & Truck Road project which is expected to reach completion in 2017. The Orbital Road project will create a vital North-South connection which bypasses Doha City; thus reducing traffic and congestion within the Qatari capital. The J&P Group are responsible for the design and construction of 45 km 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 (north-east of Doha) to the road construction site where Al-Mohsen’s Powerscreen plant is working for 20 hours daily. The Powerscreen machines are configured to deliver aggregates of 0-70 mm (0-2¾“) and 0-50 mm (0-2“), and the plant reaches 7000 t of crushed and screened material per day. 

In addition to the J&P Group, Al-Mohsen also provide 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 also supply aggregates to the China Harbour Engineering Company for their contract in the development of the major East West Corridor project (Fig. 2). When the East West Corridor is finished it will provide important strategic links with southern Doha and will connect the Orbital Highway & Truck Road and the new Hamad International Airport.


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