MB-S18 screening bucket helps with Qatar world cup infrastructure projects

Published 10/10 at 16:39

Although one world cup has just finished, work on the next is already underway, with MB Crusher equipment already at work on many construction sites in Qatar, preparing for the construction of the FIFA 2022 World Cup stadiums.

More than €100B has been invested in the country in projects and infrastructure, thereby providing opportunities for local and international contracting companies, and acting as a driving force for the economy of the country. 

One such construction company involved in the projects preparing for the world cup is Al-Jaber and Makhlouf, which has been using a MB-S18 screening bucket for the Al Furousiya Street works located in the Aspire Zone, in Dohar. This will provide the main connection to the 45,000 seater Al-Khor stadium complex.

The MB screening bucket is attached to a Hitachi excavator in order to screen excavated material resulting from preliminary construction work. The coarser graders were used as a subbase, while the finer gradings being mixed with sand. It terms of saving time, reducing machinery required and saving  money, the use of the screening bucket has been a major success. As large processing plants are located about 50km from construction the site, the use of the MB screener reduced transport and associated costs on a road that is already very busy. Additionally, by processing and reusing the excavated material directly on site, processing times and the procurement costs have been halved.

This is not the first world cup site that has seen MB buckets successfully used.  In 2010 MB crusher buckets were used for the construction site of the Soccer City stadium, where the final of South Africa 2010 was held. Then, in 2014, MB crushers and screeners were used on the construction of the Arena Pernambuco stadium for the Brazil 2014 world cup. 

The Al Furousiya Street construction site is not the only project where MB buckets are being used for the 2022 Qatar world cup.  A 320km new metro network is to be built, along with connections for all the stadiums with the country's motorway system; MB bucket will be playing their part on these developments.

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