Novel logistics solution for Turkmengas

Mammoet executed effective logistical solution for heavy cargo, allowing to complete the gas facility in Turkmenistan on time

Novel logistics solution for Turkmengas

A gas processing plant in Turkmenistan required delivery of components, weighing in total over 18,000 tonnes. 375 cargo items needed to be delivered from Constanta, Romania across the Caspian Sea to Turkmenbashi port, before the sea froze, to the project site at Kianly, Turkmenistan.

With Turkmenistan in possession of some of the world’s largest natural gas reserves, the construction of a new USD 3 billion petrochemical plant for Turkmengas marked a major economic step. The plant is designed to produce clean ethylene, high density polyethylene and polypropylene.

The cargo included also two fractionators; one 76 meters long, weighing 343 tonnes and the other 96 meters long, weighing 534 tonnes. As many of the items were too heavy to travel by the existing roads, Mammoet developed a logistics solution that allowed to offload the cargo nearer to Kianly. Mammoet created a new RoRo jetty. They transferred the cargo to shallow draft barges at Turkmenbashi, using the Mammoet terminal crane (MTC-15), while the cargo went through customs. Once in Kianly, SPMTs and conventional trailers took the cargo onshore and thereafter to the site.