Pitchmastic PmB International the global
market leading structural protection specialist was engaged by
client Yuksel Midmac JV to install 8,000 metres of FEBA Asphaltic Plug
Joints on Lusail Highway Development (Package CP4) - A1, A6 Roads,
Marina and Southern Interchanges.
Computer generated image courtesy of Yuksel
In order to complete the project within the agreed time frame Pitchmastic PmB
International utilised expert contract supervision of sister
BridgeCare along with locally sourced skilled labour to help
deliver the project. The scheme was undertaken during day/night
closures utilising ten operatives (one crew) over a period of
Image of operatives installating FEBA asphaltic plug
FEBA is an asphaltic plug joint system
which incorporates a special blend of bitumen, polymers and fillers
to provide a flexible, waterproof joint with excellent ride quality
for road users and noiseless characteristics for minimal impact on
the environment. Asphaltic plug joints are recognised as being
suitable for a maximum design movement of +/- 20mm horizontally and
+/- 1.5mm vertically and are ideal for use on bridges with low to
medium traffic volumes.
Colin Joyce, Contracts Manager of USL BridgeCare trained the workforce and was
instrumental in delivering the project. He said "the project was
carried out in challenging conditions, during the hottest part of
the year and also overlapped into Ramadan which proved very
difficult because of increased working restrictions for site
operatives. Thankfully, we managed and delivered the project on
time and to the satisfaction of the client".
PmB International was chosen by the client to deliver the
project because of their excellent reputation in the Middle East
spanning over 20 years.
The Lusail Highway Project is part of the larger Lusail City
Development Project, Qatari Diar's most ambitious development
program, and an integral component of Qatar's vision 2030.
The QAR 1.63 billion project comprises the CP4-B - a three-lane
6.3 km highway with two interchanges.
Once completed, the highway will connect the Lusail Development to
the South (Lusail expressway) via the Southern Interchange, the
Western border of the Lusail Marina District via several junctions
of Road A1 and also via the Southern Interchange, the northern
border of Marina District to Qatar Entertainment City through the
Marina Interchange Bridge along Road A6, the Lusail Waterfront
Commercial and Fox Hills development via Road A1 North and Energy
City via Road A6 on the east side.
As a result of Pitchmastic PmB International 's success
they are working on other opportunities for similar projects in the