Double Success for Stelex in the Gulf

Two heavy duty Hercules Trommels manufactured by Stelex Engineering Limited are currently operating on a major port extension project in Qatar. The construction project, the largest in Qatar, is a joint venture operation between Qatar Quarries and Boskalis Dredging for the building of the Rashaffan port extension, on Qatar's northeastern coast.


Two heavy duty Hercules Trommels manufactured by Stelex Engineering Limited are currently operating on a major port extension project in Qatar. The construction project, the largest in Qatar, is a joint venture operation between Qatar Quarries and Boskalis Dredging for the building of the Rashaffan port extension, on Qatar's northeastern coast.


Drive for both the feeder and barrel is provided from a separate, remotely stationed electric/hydraulic power pack. As part of the contract the machines were specified to operate in temperatures of up to 50°C.


All the equipment was designed, built and commissioned within the scheduled time-frame and put to work on site by Stelex engineers. When the project is completed, the Hercules Trommels will have processed over 30 million tonnes of rock for the construction of this new breakwater, which will provide additional deep water port facilities for the increasing shipping traffic through this important seaway, including large LNG container vessels bound for the UK.