Oil rig items delivered

By Christian Shelton09 April 2021

Oman-based transport company, Khimji Ramdas Shipping (KRS), commissioned Dutch heavy lift and transport specialist Mammoet to transport two pre-assembled onshore oil rigs and accessories from a fabrication facility in the United Arab Emirates to a site in Oman. The oil rigs have been bought by Omani drilling company Abraj Energy Services SAOC.

With the oil rigs weighing between 147 and 471 tonnes, with the largest measuring 37.7 m long x 13.5 m wide x 10.6 m high, Mammoet planned the transport route and obtained the required permits.

Advanced preparations were needed, including road infrastructure modifications to temporarily replace over 100 streetlight poles and traffic signals, plus construction of temporary bridges protecting underground electrical cables and pipelines, to ensure transport safety and infrastructure integrity. The route also crossed the UAE’s busiest highway, the E11, which connects Abu Dhabi with Dubai.

The oil rigs were jacked up onto beams and stools at the fabrication facility in Jebel Ali Free Zone, then transported to the Port of Jebel Ali using conventional trailers and trucks. The cargo was then loaded-out at the port onto a Mammoet 300 class barge for onward shipment to Oman, where it was received and loaded-in at the Port of Duqm. From there, the rig sections were transported over 400 km to the site in Nimr.

Muthu Esakki, project manager, Khimji Ramdas Shipping, said, “The prompt logistics for the movement of the packages based on the client’s timeline was critical to the overall success of the project. KRS and Mammoet team worked closely and managed the end to end logistics from UAE to Oman. The challenge was to overcome hurdles arising due to the sheer size of the packages and moving them between two countries using sea and road mode. This involved extensive coordination and support from the Government authorities in both countries and we are thankful to all stakeholders for their support.”

Ali Kobeissi, project manager, Mammoet, commented, “Teamwork and cohesive collaboration with government authorities and police, in both the United Arab Emirates and Oman, were the key to mitigate risks and have all permits in place. Thorough planning and coordination ensured we were able to meet the needs of our customer by safely delivering the rigs to their final location.”

Here is a different video of the same job; this video comes from Mammoet: 

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