|16 September, 2019

Samsung Engineering selects Mammoet for Saudi project

Mammoet’s scope includes weighing, transporting and installing the various modules in Jubail United Petrochemical Company’s Ethylene Oxide–Ethylene Glycol plant

Image used for illustrative purpose. The Mammoet company workers at the Giant-4 barge make preparations for bringing pontoons to the barge with the sunken Kursk nuclear submarine under it at the port of Roslyakovo, near Murmansk, October 11, 2001. Russia slowed the pace on Thursday of the final part of its painstaking operation to haul the sunken Kursk nuclear submarine from the sea, saying it was the first time anyone had handled a "dead" nuclear craft. REUTERS/Pool CVI/CRB

Image used for illustrative purpose. The Mammoet company workers at the Giant-4 barge make preparations for bringing pontoons to the barge with the sunken Kursk nuclear submarine under it at the port of Roslyakovo, near Murmansk, October 11, 2001. Russia slowed the pace on Thursday of the final part of its painstaking operation to haul the sunken Kursk nuclear submarine from the sea, saying it was the first time anyone had handled a "dead" nuclear craft. REUTERS/Pool CVI/CRB

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Samsung Engineering has contracted Netherlands-based Mammoet, a global leader in engineered heavy lifting and transport, to transport and install 49 modules for the construction of Jubail United Petrochemical Company’s Ethylene Oxide–Ethylene Glycol (EO/EG) plant in Saudi Arabia.

Following its completion in 2020, the plant is expected to produce 700,000 metric tonnes of ethylene oxide–ethylene glycol per annum, said a statement from the company.

It will significantly diversify the region’s economy, contributing to the kingdom’s national transformational programme - Vision 2030 to move beyond the export of crude oil and natural gas, it said.

Mammoet’s scope includes weighing, transporting and installing the various modules along with associated port handling and custom clearance activities.

The transport phase was approached with careful planning and preparation to minimise any risk to the project’s schedule.

Mammoet worked closely with the Saudi Traffic Police to minimise disruption to local roads and obtained all required permits from the Royal Commission and the High Commission for Industrial Security well in advance.

The modules include eight pipe rack modules, ranging in weight between 450 and 650 tonnes and a 2000-tonne wash tower.

The pipe rack modules were transported from the client’s yard to the site using 56 axle-lines of SPMT. Once on site they were carefully set onto foundations.

The 2000-tonne wash tower, measuring 101m x 10.8m x 11.4m, was received at the King Fahd Industrial Port and staged at Mammoet’s yard within the port for custom clearance and weighing. It was then safely transported nine kilometres to the project site using 76 axle-lines of SPMT. The transport of the remaining modules and installation activities will continue through to December 2019.

Mammoet has been present in Saudi Arabia for over 40 years, with its first project carried out in the 1970s. Since then the branch has handled a wide range of prestigious projects in the kingdom, providing transport and lifting services for clients in the power, petrochemical, civil and infrastructure sectors, it stated. – TradeArabia News Service

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