Jumbo ships Kuwait refinery heavy equipment
Kuwait, June 8, 2011
Jumbo Shipping, leader in the transport of oversized and heavyweight cargo, has completed its eight-month heavy lift transport contract for Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC).
The contract involved the transport of 37 reactors, separators and coke drums for KNPC’s Clean Fuels Project expansion. Jumbo’s Total Transport Solution included shipping and barging operations, as well as land transport.
From October 2010 till June 2011, Jumbo’s Heavy Lift Vessels Jumbo Jubilee and Fairpartner and its flat-top barge JB-2 transported heavy refinery equipment from Hazira (India) and Porto Marghera (Italy) to the storage area in the Port of Shuaiba (Kuwait). Weights varied from 280 t coke drums up to 1595 t reactors, with the largest reactor measuring 42 x 8.5 x 7.5 m. All equipment will be part of the Clean Fuels Project expansion of the Mina Al-Abdullah and Mina Al-Ahmadi refineries, approx. 30 km south of Kuwait City.
“We were very pleased with the professional attitude of our client. For example, KNPC allowed Jumbo to play an active role in the design of the saddles and determine their exact dimensions and location underneath the cargo. This is unique, as usually heavy lift carriers are not involved in this process, even though it is of vital importance to the safe transport of heavy cargo. Close involvement also has a positive impact on costs,” said Gerard van As, Jumbo’s team leader Engineering.
Over a period of 8 months and in close collaboration with KNPC and subcontractors Lift & Shift and ALE, Jumbo Shipping delivered all cargo safely, on time and within budget, he added.-TradeArabia News Service