Saudi logistics firm Almajdouie tips the scales again
Saudi-based Almajdouie Logistics and Distribution announced it had simultaneously moved three 460 ton evaporators this week.
The evaporators, each 34.2 metres in length, 13.2 metres in width and 9.51 metres in height, traveled from the jetty at Rabigh Port to a project site located 35 kilometres away.
The evaporators were brought in through Rabigh Port and rolled on-shore by Almajdouie’s equipment. Then, because of an on-going road construction work on the stipulated route; a new road had to be laid down on the restricted area of PetroRabigh, all the way up to the main entrance of the site. Despite the initial hiccups, the first evaporator reached its destination within 24 hours of departure from the port.
The evaporators were required by Doosan Heavy Industries, a Korean based company, who are involved with power project constructions in the western region of the country.
This operation follows a record breaking one in January this year, when the company transported a 4891 ton evaporator - the world's largest evaporator and the heaviest load ever carried in the Middle East.
“I believe we had great achievements and one of the achievements was moving [almost] 5000 tonnes; we are also going to go into the Guinness Book of Records for that," Syed Mustafa, vice president logistics at Almajdouie, revealed exclusively to Logistics Middle East magazine. "It is approved and accepted; I’m just waiting for the documents to come.”