Almajdouie completes major hauling job
Rabigh, May 2, 2012
Almajdouie, a leading transportation, freight forwarding, logistics and distribution firm in Saudi Arabia, recently executed a major job of shifting three huge evaporators in Rabigh simultaneously.
Doosan Heavy Industries (DHI), a Korean based company specialising in power projects, had tied up with Almajdouie for all land transportation job in Saudi Arabia.
The scope involved haulage and positioning of three evaporators in Rabigh, in the Western province of Saudi Arabia, where DHI’s power project construction is underway.
The evaporator started from the jetty at Rabigh Port to Rabigh PP2 project site travelling a distance of 35 km. The size of each evaporator was 34.2 metre in length, 13.20 meter in width and 9.51 metre in height, with a total weight of 460.60 tonnes including the steel beams. The cargo was received at PetroRabigh’s laydown area with specialized arrangement.
The barge with huge evaporators that docked at Rabigh Port was rolled on-shore by Almajdouie’s unmatched expertise, a statement said.
An SPMT (self-propelled modular transporter) had to move-in slowly at turtle speed to carefully maintain the balance on both side of the barge. Ballasting – balancing the equipment on the barge with counter weight – was being done concurrently by the ship crew. All three evaporators rolled out from the barge safely.
Another herculean task came unexpectedly in the form of on-going road construction work on the stipulated route; due to which a new road had to be laid down on the restricted area of PetroRabigh, all the way up to the main entrance of the site, the statement said.
Heavy equipment were pressed into service to develop access path for SPMT. The first evaporator reached its destination within 24 hours of departure from Rabigh Port. – TradeArabia News Service