Volga-Dnepr partners with Pentagon Freight Services for oil and gas project shipment to Oman

VolgrVolga-Dnepr Airlines, provider of outsized and heavy transportation by air, has delivered two massive oil well rigs for a large-scale Omani oil and gas project

The complex delivery for two advanced automated well service rigs, weighing almost 120 tons, was accomplished in partnership with Pentagon Freight Services Canada Ltd. 

The six-leg flight, lasting five days, was organised from Calgary (Canada) to Muscat (Oman) aboard one of Volga-Dnepr’s modernised An-124-150 which has an extended payload carrying up to 150 tons including loading equipment. The advanced automated oil well rigs will used in partnership with Al Shawamikh Oil Services within the Petroleum Development Oman’s (PDO) assigned concession areas of Bahla and Adam in North Oman.

Adrian Pruden, vice-president of Pentagon Freight Services Canada, praised Volga-Dnepr and their operations and flight crew for the smooth seamless operation. “Pentagon and Highwood Technologies were very pleased and fortunate to work alongside such industry experts to properly plan and execute such a time sensitive project. Another well executed job by Volga-Dnepr and we look forward to the next one.”

Ekaterina Andreeva, commercial director of Volga-Dnepr Airlines, highlighted, “Amid the pandemic, we have seen a significant reduction in this sector due to local restrictions and slowing down of production rates, and we are more than happy to work on another challenging project with our long-standing global partner, Pentagon Freight Services, as we have done throughout 20 years of our fruitful cooperation.”

For the first six months of 2021, Volga-Dnepr Airlines has transported more than 900 tons of oil and gas equipment, cooperating with the leading experts in this area to get the sophisticated cargo on time to the production sites.

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