AGL keeps Dubai's waste-to-energy project moving forward

AGL keeps Dubai’s waste-to-energy project moving forward

One of the world’s largest waste-to-energy plants is currently being developed in Warsan, Dubai and Alexander Global Logistics (AGL) was at hand to get the project cargo on site. AGL, an independent logistics service provider headquartered in Bremen was hired to provide logistical support for the project. 

Once operational, the facility will treat 1,900,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste per year. It will process up to 45 percent of all waste produced from landfills and will produce up to 200 MW of thermal energy, which will be fed into the local grid.

The AGL project team was responsible for the transportation of, generator set from Germany, turbine set and e-house set from the Czech Republic, an IOS set from Italy and accessories parts from Africa.

For this multi-transport project, the AGL team applied for special and heavy transport permits and surveyed the bridges on the route, which took about six to eight weeks. Once the necessary permits were obtained, the cargo was transported using both a barge and trucks to the port of Antwerp. This was due to the weight of the generator (207 tons) and turbines (125 tons). To ensure safe and quick movement, AGL used all shipping types. At the outset, the special and heavy parts were shipped as breakbulk with charter, container and RORO vessels from Antwerp, Belgium, to the Port of Jebel Ali in Dubai.

AGL needed two nights for the road transportation of the generator and turbine from Jebel Ali Port to the site in Warsan, Dubai, which is approximately 200 kilometres away.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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