12 July 2017
ALE has successfully completed a turnkey contract to deliver two pre-assembled oil rigs from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Oman.
The rigs comprised of three major parts and three smaller parts, each weighing 140t – 390t. The largest rig component measured up to 35m long x 13m wide x 12m height.
All the components were transported to site in six phases using conventional trailers and ALE’s Trojan truck.
The first phase involves jacking-up the rig components onto beams and stools, then performing the land transportation from Jebel Ali to the port.
At 35m long and up to 390t, the sheer size and weight of the pieces meant that ALE had to find a suitable route for the cargo from Jebel Ali Free Zone (phase 2 of the project) to Jebel Ali Port on the E11, one of the main highways as it’s the main road connecting Abu Dhabi with Dubai so has the highest traffic flow.
This presented challenges and required advanced preparations of extensive road modifications and working cohesively with several governmental authorities to allow safe and undisruptive access.
The cargo was then loaded-out at the Port of Jebel Ali onto the barge for onward shipment to Oman, where it was received and loaded-in at the Port of Duqm in Oman. From here, the cargo was transportation and jacked-down on site.
It took approximately three months to complete the project. ALE