Al Nahrain completes long-term power cable delivery project in Iraq
Al Nahrain have completed a long-term contract delivering power cables for the Ministry of Electricity in Baghdad.
The first shipment was made in November 2017, with 306 reels, each weighing 14 tons with a 3.5m diameter, collected by Al Nahrain at the exchanging area in Safwan on the border with Kuwait and then trans-loaded from Kuwaiti to Iraqi trucks.
The reel were then delivered to the Ministry of Electricity warehouse in Baghdad, with 153 low-bed trucks used throughout the process.
"As all the reels had the same oversized measurements, each weighing 14 tons with a 3.5m diameter, we applied the same arrangements of vehicles, gears and equipment for each shipment ensuring safe and secured operations,” says Ragheb Banat, project manager at Al Nahrain.
“Therefore, we always had prepared cranes ready with suitable capacities as well as the required slings with spreaders to avoid friction damage during the process, proper chains binders and safe lashing materials," he adds.
Ragheb added: "As usual, we directed our paramount importance to cargo handling and lashing as our main concern was to ensure damage-free results. During transport, the trucks moved in convoys escorted by our fully-equipped front and rear patrols for safety and security purposes."