In 2012 EMW was awarded the major dry earthworks subcontract from Middle East Dredging Company (MEDCO) for their works on the New Doha Port that was to be constructed 40km South of the Capital Doha, close to Mesaieed.

The main contract was construction of a 19km access channel and major land reclamation and development. EMW scope was for bulk excavation and associated works.

EMW played a critical role in providing the dry earthworks support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

It was a continuous operation that was required to keep up with the production of the dredgers. At one stage the 2 largest dredgers in the world at the time were in operation and EMW at all times kept up with production.

Initial work involved the construction of a stilling basin with a perimeter of 11km and installed 3,000,000m3 of material in a 3 month period. Over a 3 year period total excavation of 36,000,000 m3 in hard limestone conditions was achieved. On average 1,000,000 m3 a month of material was excavated, processed, hauled, laid and compacted. With average haul distances of 15km, EMW utilized a fleet of over 100 trucks and trailers of 40-45 cubic meter capacity. We were flexible to meet the needs of the client and were able to vary our production rates in line with their requests and we delivered on each and every milestone.

Package NPP0013

Our work for Package NPP0013, Naval Base Reclamation and Access Channel Excavation consists of:

Project details
NP0013
Client Medco
Period 2012-2015
Location Messaieed, Qatar
Type of activities
  • Large scale earth moving
  • Excavation
  • Aggregate crushing/sieving Stockpiling
  • Reclamation
  • Soil Improvement
  • Rock Installation
  • Revetment Construction

• Excavation, reclamation, bunding,…
of sand, gravel, cap rock, weathered and hard limestone;
• Crushing and installation of all material
• Topographical monitoring of the excavations
• Creating and maintaining all the internal haul roads;
• Installation of 11km of armour rock for breakwaters.

In addition to the main works of the excavation, processing, load and haul of the materials, the project required additional activities like:

• Offshore dry reclamation using dredged materials
• Compaction of the area of the Naval Base, the access corridor to the Naval Base and large scale on-shore reclamation zones
• Challenging compaction requirements for naturally very silty soil.
• Dealing with all types of material, ranging that included limestone layers over 100 MPa
• Continuously dewatering, to allow excavation in the dry

In order to keep our fleet in top condition, we maintained all equipment in our own fully equipped workshop that also included welding area, tyre repair workshops and wash-bay.
Maintaining this control allowed us to reduce downtime of equipment and we were able to maintain over 97% availability of equipment over the project.

Furthermore, our Survey Department and QA/QC Laboratory are monitoring and coordinating on day to day basis the quality of the materials applied on site through a variety of measuring methods and quality tests.

Crushing, Screening and blending of extracted materials for use in backfill to meet consistent specification/grade.

Towards the end of the subcontracting works for MEDCO, EMW was awarded work directly as a main contractor to the clinet AECOM and New Port Project Steering Committee for the lagoon infill project.

This project’s goal was to undertake excavation of unsuitable material (including soil and vegetation) and infill of the lagoon area with suitable material, which is again a challenging project in marine conditions.

Apart from the large scale earth moving, the scope included the following:

  • Revetment construction
  • Armour Rock removal from part of the Naval Base revetment.
  • Soil improvement through High Energy impact Compacting.
  • Dismantling and re-erection of EMW’s entire workshop to a new location within the New Port Project and demolition of old site offices.

Package NPP0066

Our work for Package NPP0013, Naval Base Reclamation and Access Channel Excavation consists of:

Project details
NP0066
Client New Port Project
Period 2015-2016
Location Messaieed, Qatar
Type of activities
  • Large scale earth moving
  • Removing Unsuitables
  • Aggregate crushing/sieving Stockpiling
  • Reclamation
  • Soil Improvement
  • Rock Installation
  • Revetment Construction
  • Demolishing