Samsung Engineering has contracted Mammoet, the global leader in engineered heavy lifting and transport, to transport and install 49 modules for the construction of Jubail United Petrochemical Company’s Ethylene Oxide–Ethylene Glycol (EO/EG) plant in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Following its completion in 2020, the plant is expected to produce 700,000 metric tons of ethylene oxide–ethylene glycol per annum.
It will significantly diversify the region’s economy, contributing to the Kingdom’s national transformational programme - Vision 2030 to move beyond the export of crude oil and natural gas.
Mammoet’s scope includes weighing, transporting and installing the various modules along with associated port handling and custom clearance activities. The transport phase was approached with careful planning and preparation to minimize any risk to the project’s schedule.
Mammoet worked closely with the Saudi Traffic Police to minimize disruption to local roads and obtained all required permits from the Royal Commission and the High Commission for Industrial Security well in advance.