BMT breaks its heavy lift record
Basra Multipurpose Terminal recently ticked off one of its records, when Jumbo-SAL-Alliance’s Jumbo Kinetic delivered three FCC bullets for the Basrah refinery upgrade project. BMT noted the delivery means that the units weighing 890 tons with a length of 83 metres are now the longest and heaviest cargo ever handled in Iraq by the company.
BMT noted that the units with colossal dimensions 83 metres by 10 metres by 12 metres have been shifted to its concession now.
Basrah Refinery upgrade
Jumbo-SAL-Alliance was contracted to transport a total of 450,000 frt of cargo for JGC Corporation that is undertaking the Basrah Refinery upgrade project in Iraq.
Jumbo Kinetic, with two 1,500 t cranes, and SAL Heavy Lift’s MV Svenja, with two 1,000 t cranes will be dedicated to the project for the duration of the transportation scope.
The two vessels, with deadweight tonnage of 14,000 t and 12,500 t respectively, are strong enough to handle all modules and small enough to be able to access the restricted Morimatsu plant in Nantong, China, where much of the cargo will be loaded.
JGC’s scope includes construction of a fluid catalytic cracking unit (34,500 bpd capacity), a vacuum distillation unit (55,000 bpd) and a diesel desulfurization unit (40,000 bpd).
The new facility will be located adjacent to the current Basrah refinery and will provide plant facilities that meet the international environmental standards.
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