Two air separator units head from UAE to Dresden
F.H. Bertling Logistics teams from Germany and Dubai have recently been involved in the delivery of an air separator unit for GlobalFoundries facility in Dresden, Germany.
According to F.H. Bertling Logistics, the heavier of the two units, the N2 cold box, measured 27 metres in length and had a weight of 77.1 tons. The second unit, the lox box measured 21.1 metres in length and had a weight of 25.5 tons.
F.H. Bertling Logistics piecing the transport puzzle
Bertling arranged for cargo to be picked up from the manufacturer’s workshop in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, and transported on the road to Jebel Ali port. In Jebel Ali, the cargo was loaded from the truck onto an ocean vessel using a container gantry crane and delivered to Rotterdam, Netherlands.
In Rotterdam, the cargo was discharged into a river barge using the Matador 3 floating crane. The barge took the cargo via inland waterways to Dresden River port. There it was again discharged from the barge onto trucks using crawler and mobile cranes, before delivering the cargo to the destination in Dresden.
GlobalFoundries and Air Liquide role
The two units were manufactured by Air Liquide a specialist for the production and supply of air and bulk gases as well as specialty gases for the semiconductor industry, GlobalFoundries is one of the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers, with a facility in Dresden.
In February last year, Air Liquide and GlobalFoundries extended their existing supply agreement with for the supply of high-purity gases to GF’s Fab 1, Dresden facility. The agreement includes on-site investments as well as additional gas deliveries from other Air Liquide plants.
Air Liquide already produces gases, namely nitrogen, directly at GF‘s Dresden facility through four on-site units and is investing in two additional on-site units over 2024 and 2024.
The agreement expanded the cooperation between the two companies for the supply of high-purity liquefied gases such as nitrogen, oxygen, argon, helium, CO2 and hydrogen which are essential for semiconductor production.
The agreement enables Air Liquide to supply larger volumes of gas supply to GF’s Dresden facility as the company expands its capacity in Germany to address the increasing customer demand for semiconductors and support long-term growth for GF.