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In pictures: Jebel Jais Mountain Road development

Check out construction activities at Jebel Jais Mountain Road, a 40km highway development that will stretch to the summit of the UAE’s highest mountain

In pictures: Jebel Jais Mountain Road development
Scheduled to complete in September 2019, Jebel Jais Mountain Road will stretch 40km from the base to the summit of the UAE’s highest mountain.
In pictures: Jebel Jais Mountain Road development
The road is being constructed by main contractor, General Mechanic Company (GMC), on behalf of Ras Al Khaimah’s Public Works and Services Department (PWSD).
In pictures: Jebel Jais Mountain Road development
Although GMC has used multiple machinery brands during the course of the Jebel Jais Mountain Road project, Volvo units comprise the lion’s share of its mechanised workhorses.
In pictures: Jebel Jais Mountain Road development
The manufacturer’s official UAE distributor, FAMCO, supplied a total of 50 Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) units and 33 Volvo Trucks for the road build.
In pictures: Jebel Jais Mountain Road development
The Volvo CE units utilised include crawler excavators, soil compactors, articulated haulers, wheel loaders, and breakers.
In pictures: Jebel Jais Mountain Road development
A fleet of Volvo FMX tippers has facilitated the transportation of materials at the project. [Representational image]
In pictures: Jebel Jais Mountain Road development
GMC is now nearing the end of Jebel Jais Mountain Road’s Phase 2, which is scheduled to complete by 1 July, 2017.
In pictures: Jebel Jais Mountain Road development
The contractor expects the contract for Phase 3, the project’s final stage, to be awarded within the next four months.
In pictures: Jebel Jais Mountain Road development
Ras Al Khaimah’s PWSD has invested approximately $81.7m (AED300m) into the project to date, according to GMC.
In pictures: Jebel Jais Mountain Road development
To read the in-depth site visit, which includes perspectives from GMC, FAMCO, Volvo CE, and Volvo Trucks, check out issue 623 of Construction Week.