Back to school: MB Crusher for “Oryx International School” in Qatar
The BF90.3 is at work building a school for Qatar Airways employees’ children
It is over 60,000 cubic metres of limestone that the MB Crusher bucket is crushing in Qatar.
The BF90.3 crusher bucket has been working day and night in one of the capital’s largest sites in Barwa City (Doha). This is the second stage of the construction of Oryx International School, an Orbital Education Group school (British-style schools) for Qatar Airways (QA) employees’ children.
The construction of Oryx International School in Doha consists of two stages. The first stage (Oryx Minor) was completed in November 2016, when the first buildings were opened. Today, the school is operational.
The second project stage (Oryx Major) started in June 2017 and is planned to be completed in May 2018. It involves the construction of 41,000 square metres of campus and a 3-floor building with new classrooms, laboratories and gyms for over 2,000 students. This means it is an important project, involving large companies and a number of businesses, which will provide students with high-quality education in a safe and well-equipped environment.
MB crusher bucket – On-site work
The BF90.3 crusher bucket was purchased by Boom General Contractors, a large construction company from Qatar that is following the project. BF90.3 is working to recycle thousands of cubic metres of inert waste materials from the excavations for the foundations and the underground car park.
Mounted on a Volvo EC240B excavator, the BF90.3 crushes the material with different sizes – to change the resulting soil texture, thicknesses can be added into or removed from the MB crusher in just a few minutes. The crushed rock will be reused to fill on-site excavations and as subgrade for the roads within the school.
“We chose the MB crusher bucket because we can crush the material directly on site, without having to bring a large crushing station”, points out Mr. Pier Matter, Project Manager at Boom General Contractors. “This saves us transport costs for other machinery, as the crusher bucket is carried together with the excavator. Once it is on site, it can be assembled very quickly, and we are ready to work in a few minutes. It is also easy to use. From the excavator cab, the operator picks up the material with the crusher bucket and crushes it on the spot. Time is a critical factor for us – continues Mr. Matter – which means that having a machine like the MB crusher bucket on site is really helpful, also considering the amount of material we need to process. The crusher bucket does not need special maintenance in addition to basic maintenance. It also requires very low amounts of water, which makes it easy to work with the other excavators we have on site.”