Almajdouie moves the 4,891 tonne evaporator

Almajdouie moves the 4,891 tonne evaporator

Almajdouie has claimed the world's largest evaporator load out, and the Middle East's heaviest load, for the Ras Al-Khair Plant in Saudi Arabia.

The 4,891 tonne evaporator is about the same size a football field, measuring 124 metres long, 34 m wide and 12 m high. Almajdouie used 172 axle lines of self propelled modular trailer (SPMT), incorporating 688 double width tyres and with a capacity of 6,680 tonnes, to move the unit from Ras al Khair Jetty to the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) plant.

Contractor Doosan Heavy Industries won the US$ 1.76 billion plant project and commissioned Almajdouie to carry out land-based activities.

According to the project logistics company the move took months of planning and engineering preparation. This included the trailer configuration based on drawings, a site survey and route planning simulations. Almajdouie will move a total of eight evaporators to the site, the next one being in February 2012.

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