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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.