Tunnel Boring Machine Transport in Qatar by JSL Global – Heavy Lift News
2 Nov 2020

Tunnel Boring Machine Transport in Qatar by JSL Global

JSL Global, the THLG member for Qatar, recently coordinated the offloading and transport of a Tunnel Boring Machine from Hamad Port in Qatar to client’s site.

Total cargo dimensions were:

  • Volume      3,300cm³
  • Weight       1,080t

Some of the heavier individual pieces were 4.8m wide and weighed 85t.

JSL Global Qatar moved the cargo from the port to client’s site using:

  • 20 Low Bed Trailer
  • 6 Hydraulic Axels
  • several Flat Bed Trailers

JSL Global was involved in the project due to its local experience in such tunnelling projects including their experience in Qatar Rail / Doha Metro projects.

JSL offloaded the cargo from the vessel using both the port cranes and the vessel’s crane.

The project was concluded in 4 days, working 24 hrours per day at Hamad Port and the client’s site.

JSL Global also arranged for the preliminary route survey etc. and the police escort from Hamad port to the client’s site.


Source The Heavy Lift Group (THLG)

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