Jewers Doors now fitted to Lusail depot Qatar
Jewers Doors, the family-run business based in Biggleswade, has just completed the supply of 30 sets of Swift-SEW automatic bi-folding doors for the new Lusail Light Rail Transit (LRT) depot complex in Qatar.
Currently under construction as part of an urban development project north of Doha, the capital of Qatar, the €2 billion Lusail LRT design-build scheme is expected to open in 2020 and will provide transportation for the people living in, and commuting to, the new Lusail City, where the new 80,000 seat Lusail Stadium will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final
Working with its local reseller, Rumaillah Warehouse Equipment WLL, Jewers started design works with the QDVC-Alstom consortium in 2012, winning the order in 2017 and shipping the doors from its UK manufacturing base in early 2018.
The thirty sets of 6.45m high electrically operated Swift-SEW doors have been installed on three depot buildings. Six sets are on the Service Station, which incorporates the wash bay, twelve sets within the Maintenance Building and a further twelve sets on the Stabling Depot, which houses the trams when they are not on the dusty streets of Qatar.
Individual doors automatically open and close as a tram slowly passes through a sequence of photo-beams on either side of the door opening. These beams also act as safety devices to prevent the doors closing until the tram has fully cleared all beams, and together with full height safety edges provide ultimate safety for trams and personnel alike.
Jewers doors can be found in railway depots throughout the world, including UK and Europe, Middle and Far East and Australasia.