QPMC & Rent-A-Port sign material handling deal

QPMC has signed a contract with Belgian engineering firm Rent-a-Port to operate a Bulk Material Handling System (BMHS) located in Mesaieed Port.

Eisa Al Hammadi, (left) QPMC Chief Executive Officer, and Marcel Van Bouwel, General Manager of Rent-A-Port, signing the contract in the presence of Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al Thani and Christophe Payot, Ambassador of Belgium, in Doha yesterday. (Pic:Baher Amin / The Peninsula.)
Eisa Al Hammadi, (left) QPMC Chief Executive Officer, and Marcel Van Bouwel, General Manager of Rent-A-Port, signing the contract in the presence of Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al Thani and Christophe Payot, Ambassador of Belgium, in Doha yesterday. (Pic:Baher Amin / The Peninsula.)

Qatar Primary Material Company (QPMC) has signed a material handling deal with a Belgian company, to enhance productivity.

On 21 November, QPMC and Rent-A-Port, a Belgian engineering firm specialising in marine infrastructure development, signed a contract for the Bulk Material Handling System (BMHS).

The BMHS is an operational strategy aimed to reduce costs and increase efficiency in the supply of raw materials for Qatar’s construction industry and Rent-A-Port – a Belgian engineering and investment company based out of Antwerp, will operate the BHMS.

QPMC chief executive officer Eisa al-Hammadi CEO of QPMCdescribed the BHMS as QPMC’s “national vision,” which took three years of “consecutive and diligent work,” adding that the company’s goals “are in full alignment with the national vision for sustainability and development".

The contract agreement was signed by Eisa Al Hammadi, CEO of QPMC, and Marcel Van Bouwel, general manager at Rent-A-Port, for awarding the operation of the bulk material handling facility developed at a significant investment of QAR1.6bn (Approx. $440mn).

Ahmad al Suwaidi, the director of Operations at QPMC said the system saves time by increasing unloading capacity by 80%: “The port facility located in Mesaieed has deployed cutting-edge technologies which has improved the efficiency of the port, including the unloading and discharging capacity of primary material (gabbro) by 80%

“The BMHS will increase the capacity of Mesaieed Port from 6.6 million tonnes to 30 million tonnes per year, and the number of cargoes from 237 to 428 a year,” he added.

He explained that there are eight key advantages of the system, which include capacity enhancement, reducing waiting time of the vessels, providing free-storage facilities to clients for up to 21 days, minimising malfunctioning and possible losses of materials.
 

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