South Korean contracting Samsung Engineering has contracted Dutch company Mammoet 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, which upon completion in 2020 will produce 700,000 tonnes of both products each year and support Saudi Arabia’s economic diversification, in line with the kingdom’s Vision 2030 mandate.
Mammoet’s scope includes weighing, transporting, and installing various modules for the project, along with associated port handling and custom clearance activities.
The modules include eight pipe rack modules, ranging in weight between 450-650 tons and a 2000-ton wash tower.
The pipe rack modules were transported from the client’s yard to the site using 56 axle-lines of Mammoet’s self-propelled modular transporter (SPMT), and the 2000-ton wash tower, measuring 101x10.8x11.4m, was received at King Fahd Industrial Port and staged at Mammoet’s yard within the port for custom clearance and weighing.
It was then transported 9km 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 said in a statement.
The equipment company worked closely with Saudi Traffic Police to minimise disruption to local roads, and obtained all required permits from Royal Commission and High Commission for Industrial Security in advance, to smoothly facilitate the project’s transport phase.