Mammoet begins huge chemical plant heavy lift and installation in Jubail

Samsung Engineering contract includes transport of 49 modules at Jubail EO/EG plant

Mammoet has begun the transport and install 49 modules needed for the construction of the Jubail United Petrochemical Company’s Ethylene Oxide–Ethylene Glycol (EO/EG) plant after it was award the contract for the operation by Samsung Engineering in Saudi Arabia.

Following its completion in 2020, the plant is expected to produce 700,000 metric tons of ethylene oxide–ethylene glycol per annum, said the heavy lift specialist.

The plant is expected to “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 added in a statement.

Mammoet is weighing, transporting and installing the various modules as well as overseeing the associated port handling and custom clearance activities.

“The modules include eight pipe rack modules, ranging in weight between 450 and 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 SPMT. Once on site they were carefully set onto foundations. The 2000-ton 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 kilometers 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,” said Mammoet.

“The transport phase was approached with careful planning and preparation to minimise any risk to the project’s schedule. The firm also confirmed it worked closely with the Saudi Traffic Police to minimize disruption to local roads and obtained all required permits from the Royal Commission and the High Commission for Industrial Security well in advance.”

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