Gabbro terminal expansion, Mesaieed, Qatar

Aurecon has secured a key project management services contract for Qatar Primary Materials Co (QPMC). The company was established on the instruction of the Qatari Government in 2006 to be the leading provider of primary materials to support the continuing development of the State of Qatar.

QPMC currently operates three Gabbro berths and one barge unloading facility at Umm Said Port. To support the growing demand of aggregate cargo for Qatar’s infrastructure development, QPMC is planning to increase the capacity of the bulk materials import terminal to thirty million tonnes per annum.

The project will be delivered through an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) Contract by a consortium comprising FLSmidth and Six Construct. Aurecon will fulfil the role of Owner’s Project Manager and Engineer for the 29 month project.

In order to increase the capacity of the bulk materials import terminal, a new four stream conveyor system will be installed in order to transport bulk aggregate materials from the existing shore cranes (grab type ship unloaders) at berths 2 and 3 to stackers at the QPMC stockyard. Truck discharge hoppers will be also installed in the corridor area to receive material from Berth 1 and the barge facility.

The project is set to be completed in May 2016. 

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