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Powerscreen helps fuel Qatar infrastructure drive

Al-Mohsen Engineering Co is one of the Qatar’s leading suppliers of aggregates to major construction companies currently involved in the country’s many infrastructure projects.

Established in 2012, Al-Mohsen has already become a huge player in the construction segment thanks to its ability to supply large volumes of high quality aggregates to the market. They have invested in a range of Powerscreen rock crushing and screening equipment to meet the aggressive 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 customer demand for quality aggregates has increased, Al-Mohsen has taken delivery of two further Trakpactor 500 and a Trakpactor 320 impactor, two Chieftain 2100X screens and a Warrior 2100 heavy duty scalping screen.

Operations Manager for Al-Mohsen, Mohamad Naji: said, “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 . When asked to expand on this he added, “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.”

Global equipment manufacturer Powerscreen also places a strong emphasis on meeting clients’ needs. During a recent visit to the site where the equipment is working International Sales Director, Stephen McCartney commented, “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 which 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.”

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 45km 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 0-70mm (0-2¾”) and 0-50mm (0-2”), and the plant reaches 7,000 tonnes 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. 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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