Qatar Primary Materials to ship 50m tonnes of aggregate to Qatar

Qatar Primary Materials Company is to ship 50 million tonnes of aggregates from the United Arab Emirates and Oman to Qatar from 2016 to 2020.

Hyundai Glovis has won the shipping contract with Qatar Primary Materials Company. The $500m contract will see 72,000dwt Panamax bulkers ship the material

Qatar Primary Materials, a building materials firm founded in 2006 on the instruction of the Qatari government, is stockpiling aggregatesin Mesaieed for the government.

It has been boosting the efficiency of port facilities used to import construction materials, primarily aggregates including limestone, gabbro, sand, and other free-flowing bulk construction materials.

Qatar is building stadiums ahead of the 2022 Fifa World Cup football championships

QPMC has finished upgrading Lusail Jetties Facilities, which is intended to meet the needs of large-scale construction projects in Qatar. The upgrades include the addition of another berth and two floating jetties that can each accommodate four barges.

The port can handle up to 1,000 tonnes of cargo per hour – double its previous rate – reaching a discharge capacity of 3 million tonnes per year.

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