Middle East heavy lift and transport specialist, Al Faris Group, has announced the completion ahead of time of the transportation and erection phase of an Iron-ore project, “without compromising on quality and safety and maintaining a 100% HSE pledge” for its client.
A statement from the Dubai-based company said the project included 12 over-sized components of a shiploader and bucket wheel stacker/reclaimer with a capacity of 16,000 TPH, each fabricated by Fabtech International.
“Detailed route surveys, analyses and technical planning were done in-house by our competent team prior to execution to minimise disruption. After careful analysis and mapping of the route, it was recognised that a few road modifications needed to be initiated,” said Al Faris’ statement.
All 12 fabricated components were loaded onto the company’s Goldhofer trailers and carefully manoeuvred through narrow roads, bottleneck turns and roundabouts, covering a distance of 5km with precision, it added.
“All challenges of transportation that arose due to the size and cantilevered structures of the loads were overcome by providing our customised packing material matching the load profile, providing engineered support material and continuous monitoring to maintain safe axle pressure of the trailer,” said Al Faris.
After being transported, all components were offloaded onto an in-house, customised packing material and then assembled as desired using Al Faris’ Liebherr 600t crawler crane and 750t, 500t and 250t all-terrain mobile cranes.
“We also provided a strong commitment and focus to adhere to the best HSE practices en route and on-site which was discussed in detail with the client prior to the commencement of operations. All components were off-loaded to a minimum level for safer fabrication work and then jacked-up higher to the desired position for further assembly work.”