Mammoet wins two vital contracts for Duqm oil refinery

e02ccd2c eabf 4fce 9cbf 99c26513a55dMammoet, a specialist in engineered heavy lifting and transport, has been awarded two contracts for Duqm oil refinery

The Duqm refinery is a strategic investment for Oman that forms the cornerstone of the Duqm Special Economic Zone.

The development covers more than 2,000 acres, and will be able to process approximately 230,000 bbl of crude oil per day once completed. In line with global operational and safety standards, it will manufacture high-quality products such as diesel, jet fuel, naphtha, and LPG.

The first contract came from a local manufacturer, which included inland and sea transport for the project scope of nine LPG storage tanks (bullets) for EPC-2 Offsite and Utilities.

Agility Global Logistics (Agility) awarded the second contract and involved receiving and transporting different reactors.

Each 780 t bullet manufactured at a local manufacturing facility in Sohar, 72 m long, 11 m high and 8 m wide, was loaded onto a barge provided by Mammoet in Sohar, bound for the Port of Duqm, by 44 axle lines of self-propelled modular trailers (SPMT). The RoRo ramps' precision positioning, a precise ballasting plan, expert mooring, and sea fastening ensured successful load-outs.

The bullets were safely loaded-in upon arrival at Port of Duqm, staged in the laydown area of the port and transported 25 km to the project site. Once at the refinery, 1,600 t and 1,250 t capacity crawler cranes working in tandem successfully positioned the bullets onto their foundations.

Mammoet was able to ensure timely and safe delivery of the bullets by managing the entire logistics chain from the fabrication yard to the Duqm refinery.

The Agility contract was an essential component of the Tecnicas Reunidas’ Process Unit scope of the project. This included handling a 33 m long, 8.7 m wide and 7.3 m high 1,130 t reactor which was the heaviest cargo ever loaded in at Duqm Port. All Agility reactors handled were successfully and securely delivered to the project site using SPMT's 54-axle lines.

In addition, Duqm refinery employed 10 hydraulic cranes and three crawler cranes to support other on-site subcontractors.

“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,” commented Vishal Buddhadev, general manager of Mammoet’s Oman branch.

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