Wednesday, February 22, 2017

EGL transports SAIPEM cargo to Zohr - BREAK BULK

FEBRUARY 22, 2017

Heavy transport firm Egyptian Global Logistics has delivered outsized components for the Zohr gas project via the port of Alexandria on the West Verge of the Nile Delta.

The firm transported cargo weighing up to 40 tonnes and measuring up to 28 meters in length for EPC contractor Saipem’s operations in the Zohr gas field. The offshore gas field is located 120 miles north east of Port Said in Egypt.

The team from EGL handled logistics for the project, initially discharging from a gearless vessel at Alexandria Port before trucking to a storage area for reloading at the Saipem’s base at Abu Qir Port.

The “supergiant” Zohr gas field is one of the largest ever finds in the Mediterranean. Operator Petrobel awarded Saipem an engineering, procurement, construction and installation contract for the accelerated start-up of the development project for the Zohr Gas Field, which includes field development in deep water up to 1,700 meters.

Petrobel is a joint venture between Eni and Egyptian General Petroleum Corp.