Mammoet cranes perform tandem lift of bullet tanks at Oman's Liwa Plastics Industries Complex

The tanks were positioned on sand beds in a synchronized tandem lift utilising a 1600-ton PTC ring crane and a 1200-ton crawler crane

Cranes, Tandem lift, Bullet tanks, Oman, Mammoet, Petrochemical

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Mammoet has completed the transport and installation of four 1180-ton NGL bullet tanks for Oman’s biggest petrochemical project, Liwa Plastics Industries Complex (LPIC) project which is owned by Orpic.

The bullet tanks, each measuring 60m in length and 7.8m in diameter, were positioned on sand beds in a synchronized tandem lift utilising a 1600-ton PTC ring crane and a 1200-ton crawler crane. The small footprint enabled the PTC 35 DS crane to work within the limited area onsite utilising the available space.

Andrew Lees, safety, health, environment and quality (SHEQ) director Mammoet Middle East and Africa, said: “The achieved safety milestone is a testament to the incredible team that has been put together by our valued client. Commitment to safety is a core value and an integral part of Mammoet's culture. With every workforce member staying focused on incident-free operations we can send everyone home safely to their families each day.”

Mammoet has been providing ongoing heavy lifting and transport solutions for this petrochemical project since 2017. Upon commissioning in 2020, the Liwa Plastics Industries Complex is projected to transform Orpic’s product mix and business model, double the company profit, create new business and employment opportunities and support the development of a downstream plastics industry in Oman.

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