Chicago Pneumatic’s Qatari success
By Steve Ducker08 June 2017
Rock Fall Contracting WLL (RFC), a major civil engineering and earthmoving specialist contractor based in Doha, Qatar, has augmented its fleet of Chicago Pneumatic rig-mounted hydraulic breakers with the addition of new RX8 and RX54 units.
The breakers are destined for use in demanding applications within the programme of infrastructure projects culminating in Qatar’s hosting of the IAAF World Athletics Championship in 2019 and football’s World Cup three years later.
Hosting of these prestigious sporting competitions has spurred Qatar to undertake a total upgrade of its infrastructure. This includes major construction ventures such as an integrated road and rail network, as well as new drainage systems.
These initiatives, plus the new Hamad Port and the expansion of Hamad International Airport, are all part of scheduled upgrades to accommodate the anticipated vast increase in tourists and passengers in and around Doha.
Shaukat Ali, chief operations officer for RFC in Doha, said: “Many of these critical projects have benefited from enhanced government spending to ensure they are delivered on time. Our own ongoing investment in tough, reliable and easy-to-maintain construction equipment, such as RX breakers from Chicago Pneumatic, has helped us to cope with increased demand arising from these major civil engineering projects and boosted our reputation as an earthworks industry specialist.”
RX breakers have already proven essential in excavation operations along a 47 km stretch of Qatar’s GTC 600 project that is connecting four mega reservoirs with the aim of irrigating the northern half of the country.
Designed and robustly constructed for challenging dismantling, demolition and excavation duties, the key benefits of RX-series breakers include a power boost feature that harnesses recoil energy to achieve greater breaking performance without requiring additional hydraulic inp
They also feature energy efficient gas/oil hybrid technology and advanced noise and vibration damping systems. In addition, for even greater durability in demanding applications, the latest models include a reinforced breaker box design with rock claws for better wear protection.