AL FARIS transport one of the biggest and heaviest buoy in the world!
Due to Industry reputation and expertise in transporting large, abnormal loads involving high complexity in planning and execution, Al Faris were recently awarded the project of loading and transporting a turret type buoy.
The buoy weighing 455t with a 18.3m diameter and 16m height is the biggest and heaviest turret type buoy to be transported on road. The load was transported using 4 files of 16 axles Goldhofer SPMT (self-propelled modular transporter) and was loaded by the self-jacking system of the trailer.
A project of this nature requires exceptionally detailed planning to orchestrate the complex activities necessary for ensuring uninterrupted safe services; from route analysis to on-road safety permissions. The route was analyzed and surveyed by our technical team. The technical support documentation, execution plans, route analysis report and HSE protocols were prepared in-house and discussed with the client prior to project execution.
The biggest challenge during transportation was maneuvering the SPMT with the load in narrow routes, bottle necks and sharp turns. In addition, significant diversions and managing temporary traffic routes were also a requirement in order to carry out this project successfully. Our team of engineers and technicians carried out the operation smoothly with utmost safety and efficiency.
AL FARIS support delivery of the Route 2020 Project – the metro extension for Expo 2020 Dubai site.
Having previously worked on the Dubai Metro Lines, Al Faris was awarded the job of loading, transporting and lifting the heaviest precast Girders of the Route 2020 which is often referred to as the “Journey into the Future” after Dubai’s award of the Expo 2020.
‘A project of this nature with multiple jobs requires detailed planning and optimized utilization of equipment for a successful execution which is all done in-house by our competent engineers and technicians’ says Kieve Pinto, Al Faris Executive Director.
After careful calculations and analysis, it was decided to use a Gantry System for lifting the Girders due to confined space restrictions for tandem crane lift set-up and extra logistics cost of transportation.
At first the Precast Girders weighing 426t were loaded using our SBL900 Gantry system on our Goldhofer 19 axle THP/SL multi axle trailer connected to a 680 HP Heavy Duty Prime Mover. The Gantry was set-up using our Liebherr 100t All Terrain Crane and Forklift.
The Precast Girders were then lifted and erected on the metro column safely by our 650t crawler crane with SSL2 configuration and 42m main boom. Our team of Engineers, Heavy lift managers and Supervisors were all present on site to ensure a safe and optimum lift with great efficiency. The transportation and lifting activity took place at night in order to avoid busy road traffic and other obstacles.
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