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Weir Minerals to supply pumps for Qatar port megaproject

Weir Minerals will supply the pumps to be used in the dredging the New Doha Sea Port in Qatar. The Middle East Dredging Company selected Weir, according to a new release from the Scotland-based pump supplier.

The port's construction is a massive project, covering 16.4 square miles. The project will require 45 million cubic meters of hard rock dredged from a 32 mile-long approach channel and the basin itself.

Weir Minerals will provide heavy-duty, skid-mounted pump assemblies. Each will include a WARMAN slurry pump, a 1,000 hp diesel engine, a gearbox and a heavy-duty bearing frame. The pump sets will deliver a flow rate of 6,000 cubic meters per hour.

Tony G. Locke, managing director of Weir Minerals Europe, put the project into the perspective, saying that the amount of rock dredged would fill Royal Albert hall 500 times.

“The win further consolidates the long list of megaprojects Weir Minerals has supported all over the globe,” Locke says.

Weir, headquartered in Glasgow, provides engineering solutions to the minerals, oil and gas and power sectors. The company operates in more than 70 countries and employs more than 14,000 people. Its customers include the world’s largest mining houses, major oil services businesses and nuclear and conventional power generation companies.