AECOM, Construction, Doha, PhotoBlog, Port

Earlier this year I was in Qatar photographing the New Port project in Doha.  The enormous quay walls being installed in this photo are now complete.  With over 35,000 blocks, weighing close to 110 tons each, the 8km wall and basin for the port will be a stop for the worlds largest ships.  The $7-billion construction value port project is currently the world’s largest “greenfield” port-development project. The project is intended to better position Qatar to benefit from the expected regional growth in container and vehicle carrier traffic as well as general cargo traffic.  Experts from AECOM’s industry-leading global transportation and program management practice are leading this megaproject effort providing design management, procurement, cost management, risk management, construction supervision, program safety, environmental and quality assurance/quality control services. 

The project site itself is massive.  It took us nearly 45 minutes to reach the quay wall from the site entrance.  Business Manager, Ben Mackey, was able to get us up close to the installation process in action.  The 100 ton bricks being guided into place by a few men was an impressive site.  I captured this shot with a Canon 5D MarkII 24-70mm lens shot at 35mm, f.8 at 1/200 sec at 400 ISO.  I was fortunate to catch the last sliver of light in the afternoon hitting the wall.

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Photo © David Lloyd / AECOM

Originally published 11.3.2014

Author: David Lloyd