Shah Deniz 2-Terminal Expansion Project, Azerbaijan
ALE has performed the transportation management of 10 vessels, weighing up to 200t, for the Shah Deniz 2-Terminal Expansion Project, near Baku.
For this, ALE provided the engineering, design, route surveys, management of civil works and transportation services.
ALE received the vessels under the crane’s hook at a fabrication yard where the vessels had been stored.
A route survey was carried out prior to the move, which identified several obstacles such as low powerlines and bridges. To overcome this planning was required in advance to gain permissions to travel on the opposite side of the road. ALE arranged the power company to lift the lines so the convoy could go underneath. To avoid the low bridge, ALE worked with the Police and local transport authorities so they could travel on the opposite side of the road with the required permissions and escorts.
ALE utilised a range of conventional trailers in different configurations and flat bed trailers to move the cargo approximately 25km to the Sanagchal terminal, one of the world’s largest integrated oil and gas processing terminals. One of the critical elements of the project was to ensure the synergy of all processes and allocation of equipment, arranging permits and civil work to ensure a timely dispatch and release for next vessels from the port.
So far 10 vessels have been transported between May – September as part of the ongoing Shah Deniz 2-Terminal Expansion Project.