May 16, 2012  CEE WWPC

Huge reactors moved by Almajdouie in Saudi Arabia

Almajdouie Heavylift and MPSC (a joint venture between Almajdouie and Fagioli) have made another safe and successful move in the western region of Saudi Arabia.

Almajdouie transported four massive reactor units from Yanbu Industrial Port to YERP project site for its client Daelim. These hydrocracking reactors, two weighing 1,660 tons and the other two weighing 790 tons were hauled 17kms safely to the site.

The heavy reactors had to pass over seven culverts along the main access roads within the Royal Commission premises. Almajdouie’s in-house team fixed sufficient scaffolding supports underneath the culvert, as per the engineering specifications, to ensure the safe traverse of the cargo over the culverts.

In a highly regulated area, permissions had to be obtained from the Royal Commission’s Engineering & Road Department, the Royal Commission Police Security, the Industrial & Port Security and Yanbu Royal Commission in order to receive the reactors in the Port and transport to the YERP site.

In project logistics, Almajdouie has experience of over five decades serving local, regional and international clients. In this time Almajdouie and its partners and joint ventures, like MPSC, have become expert in the engineering and transportation of unusual, heavy and over-dimensional cargo, which have to take into account many varying factors like route suitability, permits, stability, weight distribution and dimensional analysis in order to perform the many thousands of cargo deliveries performed over the years.

In recent times Almajdouie and MPSC have moved the world’s largest evaporators weighing nearly 5000 tons each, at the Ras Al Khair Project in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. Also successfully completed in recent times was the landmark project to transport 1,293t bullet tanks on a special route from Dammam to Jubail, a total distance of around 150km on Self Propelled Modular Trailers.

Good planning and coordination plays a vital role in such movements. The team, in collaboration with its client, assess potential risks and difficulties and undertake road surveys prior to planning a transport route; and assessing the most appropriate specialized equipment to be used for the completion of the project.

Almajdouie has successfully handled many cargoes from small to super-heavy in numerous major projects in Saudi Arabia, for example, Ghazlan Power Plant, Berri Gas Plant, Hawiyah Gas Plant, Haradh Gas plant, Rastanura Co-Generation Plant, Rastanura DHT Plant, Rabigh Olefin Refinery, Khursaniya Gas Plant, Rabigh Power Plant, Ma’aden Ammonia Plant, Ma’aden Phosphate Plant, Karan Gas Plant, Shuaibah Power Plant, Marafiq IWPP, to name just a few.

Currently the company is or will be transporting major cargo on the following projects, Jubail Export Refinery Project (JERP), Yanbu Export Refinery (YERP), Dhurma Power Plant, Qurayyah Power Plant, Wasit Gas Plant, Manifa Gas Plant, Ras Al Khair Desalination Plant, Ras Al Khair Power Plant, Rabigh Power Plant, Yanbu 3 Project, Petro-Rabigh, Shaybah Refinery, as well as others.

Source: Cargo Equipment Experts, CEE

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