Qatar’s Al Mohsen receives six Powerscreen unitsby John Bambridge on Oct 22, 2015
Al Mohsen Engineering, a specialist in the supply of aggregates in Qatar, have invested in six new Powerscreen rock crushing and screening machines to meet the ‘aggressive demands’ of local players involved the ambitious road development programmes currently underway around Doha.
Established in 2012, Al Mohsen initially purchased a Powerscreen Chieftain 2100X mobile screen and Powerscreen Trakpactor 500 impact crusher from local distributor, Arabian Agencies Co. (ARACO).
However, as the demand for quality aggregates has increased, Al Mohsen has taken delivery of two further Trakpactor 500 units, a Trakpactor 320 impactor, two Chieftain 2100X screens and a Warrior 2100 heavy-duty scalping screen.
Mohamad Naji, Al Mohsen operations manager, commended: “We have had a great experience with Powerscreen - the machines are excellent. The equipment can sustain intense and heavy work for long hours, and we find the Trakpactor 500 impactor easy to operate and to service when required.
“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, international sales director Stephen McCartney added: “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 underlines this. We are proud that our equipment is working in the construction of projects in the region, the legacy of which will last for many decades.”
A CASE IN POINT
Al Mohsen has recently provided essential materials to the J&P Group construction company for use in Doha’s ongoing orbital highway and truck road project expected to achieve completion in 2017.
The Orbital Road project will create a vital North-South connection bypassing Doha City and reducing traffic and congestion within the Qatari capital. J&P Group are responsible for the design and construction of 45km and eight lanes of road network including four major interchanges.
The feed material, limestone boulders, is transported from Lusail (northeast of Doha) to the work site where Al Mohsen’s Powerscreen plant is working 20 hours a day, producing 7,000 tonnes of crushed, screened material in that time as 0-70mm and 0-50mm aggregates.
Al Mohsen also provide services to Midmac, Al Darwish Company, Al Badr Group, Doha Logistics, ATM Group, Bin Tawar, Yuksel Midmac and China Harbour Engineering Company – the latter for their contract in the development of the major East-West corridor project.
Naji added, “The support we receive from ARACO, especially from the sales and customer support teams is highly commendable. With the excellent performance of our machines, Al Mohsen is now considered mature in our business field in the Qatari market.”
ARACO has been Powerscreen distributor since 2009 and is backed by a 46,000m2 facility with technician and service personnel providing 24-hour support.
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