Qatar launches sixth largest conveyor belt in world
Qatar Primary Materials Company has launched the Middle East’s first and one of the world’s longest belt conveyor systems at the BMHS general cargo terminal at Hamad Port in Qatar.
BMHS’ (Bulk Material Handling Systems) conveyor boasts high levels of efficiency and handling capacity and is considered a multi-dimensional achievement for the State Qatar on the industrial, economic and social fronts, the company said in a release.
The new system will help cater to Qatar’s growing demand for primary materials by major construction and infrastructural projects and will pave the way for mutual synergies with private sector companies leading to their growth.
The inaugural ceremony took place at Hamad Port with HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani, and HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, QPMC chairman Abdel Aziz Al-Ansari and CEO, Eisa Al-Hammadi, in attendance.
QPMC board members and a plethora of Qatari ministers and dignitaries in addition to representatives from the BMHS operating company and CEOs from various governmental and private sector organizations were also present.
QPMC chairman Abdel Aziz Al- Ansari welcomed attendees and dignitaries and thanked QPMC employees for their effort over the past three years in bringing the BMHS project to fruition.
“The conveyor belts and suite of comprehensive services availed by the BMHS to the industrial, service and economic sectors, will be the first in the Middle East region, and the sixth globally in terms of efficiency and capacity,” he said.
The conveyor belts at the terminal stretch from the sea and docks of Hamad Port up to the storage area a distance of 4.8 kilometres.
“The launch and operation of the Bulk Material Handling System, is certain to bring various industrial, economic and environmental benefits to major construction and infrastructure development projects in Qatar,” said QPMC CEO, Eisa Al-Hammadi.