SARB4 Project, UAE
ALE has delivered numerous pipe rack, process modules and substations to Zirku Island, UAE as part of the Satah al-Razboot (SARB) offshore oil field project.
The units weighed between 170t –1,700t.
ALE has been executing the weighing, land and marine transportation, lifting and installation as well as the engineering, ballasting and sea fastening for an offshore oil field project. ALE were contracted to deliver the units from Mina Zayed Port and various fabrication yards via the Arabian Gulf to the project site on Zirku Island, approximately 140km northwest of Abu Dhabi, UAE.
During these operations, ALE has utilised a variety of different techniques, from weighing, land and marine transportation, to load-ins, load-outs and barge chartering and installations. Furthermore, ALE will be utilising a variety of heavylift cranes and transport equipment including ALE barges, SPMTs and crawler cranes.
This is part of one of the largest offshore projects, SARB4, an 18-month turnkey project which is currently under construction Offshore Abu Dhabi, UAE.
For the next stage, ALE are preparing to handle and load-out larger and more challenging modules, with some modules as heavy as 1,700t.
The oilf ield is expected to add an additional 100,000 barrels per day of oil to the overall oil production capacity of UAE upon commissioning in 2016. The islands will serve as bases for drilling the oilfield and eliminate the use of offshore rigs. The project will involve drilling of 86 oil wells. Oil drilled from the wells will be transferred via a subsea pipeline to a new facility to be built on Zirku Island for processing, storage and export. The processing facility at Zirku Island will have a capacity of 200,000 barrels of oil per day.
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