Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Major Logistics Effort Completed for Egyptian Power Project

AAL Shipping Provide Heavy Freight Services for Huge Plant
Shipping News Feature
SINGAPORE – EGYPT – Singapore based breakbulk, project cargo, and heavy-lift carrier, AAL Shipping has completed an intense nine-month project shipment for LPL Projects + Logistics, to transport 194,561 freight tonnes of heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) modules along with architectural steel and other components from Ulsan, South Korea, and Penglai, China, to the Egyptian ports of Sokhna and Adabiyah. The cargo is destined for the Egypt’s largest-ever power generation project, the Siemens Megaproject.

The cargo comprised 384 HRSG modules and 45,000 freight tonnes of accessories, transported on 17 sailings between South Korea, China and Egypt between August 2016 and May 2017. The modules will be used at the Beni Suef and New Capital Power Plants, two thirds of the biggest gas-fired combined-cycle power station in the world and one that will generate 14.4 GW - a boost of 45% to Egypt’s power capacity. Namir Khanbabi, Managing Director of AAL’s Tramp & Projects Division, commented:

“To have been involved in the Middle East’s most high profile energy project was a great honour and to deliver on schedule and without incident is testament to the sustained efforts of our sea and land-based teams. We were awarded the project by LPL in the summer of 2016 and started almost immediately, quickly deploying four of our 31,000dwt A-Class vessels, dedicated to carrying-out the monthly and sometimes fortnightly sailings required into the Red Sea. With their 700mt combined heavy-lift capability and market leading intake, they performed incredibly well and reinforce our strategy of employing larger tonnage on tramp and projects operations where we can offer customers economies of scale on every sailing.”