Ammann Rollers Key to UAE Projects
LANGENTHAL, Switzerland – Ammann roadbuilding products showed off their diversity during two recent projects in the United Arab Emirates.
Nael & Bin Harmal Hydroexport (NBHH), a contractor based in the city of Abu Dhabi, provides turnkey solutions, as proven by infrastructure work in nearby Riyadh City and the expansion of crucial connecting roads in Zayed.
Working on both projects are an Ammann AV 110 X Tandem Roller, featuring an articulated joint with oscillation that enables the machine to keep constant ground contact; an Ammann AP 240 Pneumatic Tyred Roller and its innovative tyre-pressure adjustment system; and an Ammann ARX 23 Light Tandem Roller and its ability to quickly adjust from in-line to off-set configurations.
The Riyadh City work is essential to one of the most important housing developments in the emirate. It is part of an initiative to develop integrated, sustainable residential communities in accordance with the highest international standards. All told, 3199 villas and residential units will be built on 960 hectares.
The Riyadh City project, to be completed in December 2022, is comprised of infrastructure work including paving, and the installation of storm sewers, natural gas lines and an irrigation network. NBHH is also handling soft and hard landscaping, establishment of a potable water network and establishment of a communications system.
The Zayed project consists of two distinct elements: The Zayed Link Road and Tal Moreeb Road.
The Zayed Link Road project will refurbish and double the capacity of the existing link road between the E11 highway and the Madinat Zayed military airfield near the city of Madinat Zayed in the Al Dhafra Region. Approximately 50 km of road will be converted from existing single carriageway (one lane in each direction) to dual carriageway (two lanes in each direction with central median). The existing carriageway will also be refurbished.
The Tal Moreeb Road project entails a new dual carriageway from Liwa to the Tal Moreeb dune area to replace the existing road. The road length is approximately 22 km. Both elements are scheduled for completion in late 2022.