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Six Construct eyes FM work at QPMC Gabbro Terminal

Following the completion of expansion works at QPMC’s Gabbro Terminal in Mesaieed, Six Construct is pursuing a contract for the facility’s initial operation and maintenance

QPMC is considering Six Construct’s proposal to conduct initial operation and maintenance activities at its Gabbro Terminal in Mesaieed, Qatar.
QPMC is considering Six Construct’s proposal to conduct initial operation and maintenance activities at its Gabbro Terminal in Mesaieed, Qatar.

Six Construct is pursuing a contract for the initial operation and maintenance of Qatar Primary Materials Company’s (QPMC) Gabbro Terminal in Mesaieed, Qatar.

The news follows the contractor’s successful completion of expansion works at the terminal, which it conducted in consortium with FLSmidth.

Six Construct, a subsidiary of Belgium-headquartered Besix Group, is now interested in conducting facilities management (FM) activities at the site, in conjunction with an unnamed partner.

Valery Paquier, resident manager for Six Construct Qatar, commented: “Although we have now completed construction works of the project, we – with a partner – are also being considered to assist the client with the initial operation and maintenance of the Gabbro Terminal.”

By replacing the original operation programme of 4,000 daily truck rotations per day with a conveyor system, the expansion works carried out by the Six Construct-FLSmidth consortium have resulted in a doubling of capacity at the QPMC terminal.

The facility is now equipped to handle turnover of almost 30 million tonnes of aggregate per year.

Paquier said that efforts to win operation and maintenance work at QPMC’s Gabbro Terminal are in keeping with Six Construct’s overarching strategy to increase the breadth of its service offering.

“Not only is this a true testament of our company’s good client relations, but it also highlights our ambitions as a group to be able to cover the complete infrastructure lifecycle of a project,” noted Paquier. “Solid asset management is becoming a cornerstone in the diverse offerings of Besix, and we are very proud of the range of services we are able to offer as a company.”

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