First phase of Doha metro project complete
By Katherine Weir17 August 2016
ALE has moved 1,470 heavy items to successfully complete the first phase of the new Doha metro project in June 2016.
The international heavy lifting and transport company were contracted to move the items as part of the Qatar Rail infrastructure development project.
The heavy items ranged in weight between 50 and 300 tonnes, (10 metres to 36 m long) and comprised of pre-tensioned concrete pedestal, girder, bridging and segment structures that were all pre-fabricated on site.
ALE collected the items from the fabrication area and delivered to the crane hook at the installation point. The journey ranged between 50 m and 8 kilometres, across challenging roads that changed daily. To keep up with the demanding schedule ALE used 34 axle lines of conventional trailers, 3 x 10 axle extendable semi-trailers, 6 prime movers and 24 axle lines of SPMT for the final deliveries, the company said.
All items were delivered on schedule and it took 11 months to complete the first phase of Qatar Rail infrastructure development project.