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Mammoet wins two contracts for Duqm refinery

MUSCAT, June 24, 2020

Mammoet, a global leader in engineered heavy lifting and transport, has been awarded two contracts for Duqm oil refinery, a strategic investment for Oman that forms the cornerstone of the Duqm Special Economic Zone.

The development occupies more than 2,000 acres and, when completed, will have the capacity to process approximately 230,000 barrels of crude oil per day. It will produce high-quality products, such as diesel, jet fuel, naphtha and LPG, in compliance with global operational and safety standards.
The first contract came from a local manufacturer, involving 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 (Agility) and comprises receiving and transport of various reactors.
Each 780-tonne bullet fabricated at a local fabrication facility in Sohar, measured 72 m long, 11 m high and 8 m wide, and was loaded-out by 44 axle lines of self-propelled modular trailers (SPMT) onto a barge provided by Mammoet in Sohar, 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 25 km to the project site. Once at the refinery, the bullets were successfully positioned onto their foundations by 1,600-tonne and 1,250-tonne 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-tonne reactor measuring 33 m long, 8.7 m wide and 7.3 m 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, 10 hydraulic cranes and three crawler cranes have been engaged at Duqm refinery to support other subcontractors on site.

This is one of the first projects performed since the acquisition of ALE by Mammoet, and has seen colleagues from both former companies combining their expertise to deliver the best possible service.
“We are delighted to have successfully completed our scope for the Duqm refinery. The close collaboration of the entire project team, including our clients, the Port of Duqm and the local authorities, enabled us to successfully deliver all key equipment safely and within the deadlines set,” said Vishal Buddhadev, General Manager of Mammoet’s Oman branch. – TradeArabia News Service


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