Heavy project cargo delivered to Duqm Refinery site

Mammoet, a global leader in engineered heavy lifting recently completed the delivery of two key packages of heavy project cargo to the site of the multibillion-dollar Duqm Refinery complex at the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Duqm.

The first contract came from a local manufacturer, comprising the inland and sea transport of nine LPG storage tanks (bullets) for EPC-2 Offsite and Utilities scope of the project. The second contract was awarded by Agility Global Logistics and involved receiving and transport of various reactors.

Each 780-ton bullet fabricated at a local fabrication facility in Suhar, measured 72m long, 11m high and 8m wide, was loaded-out by 44 axle lines of self-propelled modular trailers (SPMT) onto a barge provided by Mammoet in Suhar, bound for the Port of Duqm. Precision positioning of the RoRo ramps, an accurate ballasting plan, expert mooring and sea fastening ensured successful load-outs.

On arrival at the Port of Duqm, the bullets were safely loaded-in, staged in the port’s laydown area and transported 25km to the project site. Once at the refinery, the bullets were successfully positioned onto their foundations by 1,600-ton and 1,250-ton capacity crawler cranes working in tandem. By managing the complete logistics chain from the fabrication yard to the Duqm refinery, Mammoet was able to ensure timely and safe delivery of the bullets.

The Agility contract was an essential component of the Tecnicas Reunidas’ Process Unit scope of the project. This included handling a 1,130-ton reactor measuring 33m long, 8.7m wide and 7.3m high, which was the heaviest cargo ever loaded-in at the Port of Duqm. All the reactors Agility handled have been received successfully and safely delivered to the project site using 54 axle lines of SPMT.

Additionally, as part of the scope of work, ten hydraulic cranes and three crawler cranes have been engaged at Duqm refinery to support other subcontractors on site.

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