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Contractor expands equipment fleet to handle increasing roadworks

Turuq Najd has a fleet of 30 pavers and rollers, mostly from Dynapac.

Saudi Arabia-based road construction contractor Turuq Najd is currently finishing road works at the ministry complex in Riyadh by employing a range of compaction and paving equipment to speed up work. When completed, the 471,500 m2 road will connect all the ministries in Riyadh city.

The Rimah Road project is one of Turuq Najd’s latest projects in Saudi Arabia since the company began operations three decades ago. Over the years, Turuq Najd has completed several prominent projects in Saudi Arabia such as the King Abdul-Aziz air base in Tabouk, Alraim track race road, National Guard compound road and Haradh road.

Currently, the contractor has a fleet of 30 pavers and rollers, almost all of which are Dynapac models, acquired through local dealer MEDCO. Some of the machines used by Turuq Najd include asphalt pavers, soil rollers, pneumatic rollers and various sizes of tandem rollers. 

Feras Assaf, executive manager, Turuq Najd, plans to expand his fleet of  Dynapac machines to handle the increase in number of jobs resulting from Saudi Arabia’s road network expansion.

“Turuq Najd has been using Dynapac machines for more than 20 years, having employed them on several challenging projects. These machines have been integral to the success of all our projects related to asphalt work, soil compaction and infrastructure work, irrespective of different specifications and customer requirements. We have found Dynapac machines such as asphalt pavers, pneumatic and tandem rollers to provide high performance and flexibility with low cost of maintenance. For example, once we needed to use a paver with 10m working width and paving thickness of 40cm, which we could only overcome because we had Dynapac machines. With an expanded fleet, we will have the capability to handle more projects in the future, considering Saudi Arabia has announced major road expansion projects,” says Assaf.