ALE has completed the year-long transportation and installation project for Petrofac in Oman. This is the first project ALE Oman has won, executed and delivered since opening a permanent base in Muscat last year. The company was contracted by Petrofac to transport 268 Heavylift (HL)/ Out of Gauge (OOG) units and install 184 HL / OOG units for ORPIC’s Sohar Refinery Improvement Project located in the Sohar Industrial Area, 230-km north-west of Muscat.
Shafic Tilllawi, project manager, said: “Right from the start, this project was challenging as we had to deliver and install the components within a tight delivery schedule. It was also logistically complex, performing the crane moves on a congested site and careful coordination with the local tenants and authority, the Royal Oman Police, was required in order to shut down the electricity in the overhead cables and cross a water intake culvert with a low ground bearing pressure. The teams involved worked together to ensure that all units were delivered and installed safely and on schedule to our client’s high quality standards.”
It took almost one year to complete the transportation scope and seven months to complete the installation.