Supply from UAE, Oman
The Qatar Primary Materials Company (QPMC) has signed four new agreements for the supply of about 20 million tonnes of gabbro and limestone aggregates over the next three years.
The deals were signed at the end of 2015, and are meant to ensure continuous availability and price stability of aggregates for Qatar’s burgeoning construction sector, QPMC said in a statement.
The agreements, which will be implemented early this year, were inked with The Gate Primary Materials, Continental Trading Company, Qatar Engineering Alliance Co. and Al Baida Technical Services.
The procured aggregates will be stored in QPMC-owned facilities in Lusail, Mesaieed and Ras Laffan, ensuring accessibility of materials in the north, south and the capital city of Doha. The materials will be imported from Oman and the UAE via private Qatari companies with quarries overseas, said QPMC CEO, Eng. Eisa Al-Hammadi.
Continental Trading Company, Qatar Engineering Alliance Co and Al Baida Technical Services will supply the aggregates from Oman whereas Al Bawaba and The Gate Primary Materials will provide the materials from the UAE.
“We are very pleased with our partnership with QPMC, to provide the needs of the existing projects in [Qatar],” said Sheikh Fahad Bin Jassin Al Thani, chairman of Continental Trading Company.
Al Hammadi noted that the aggregates will enter Qatar through the sea and will match the Qatar Construction Specifications (QCS).