Fujairah Terminals, part of the AD Ports Group, recently handled three of the largest gas turbines ever to have been moved through a UAE port. Destined for the Fujairah F3 Power Plant Project, each of the turbines weighed 528 tonnes and measured 13.85 m in length, 6.12 m in width, and were 5.98 m in height.
As a result of the complex nature of the project, a team of specialised operational and safety experts were brought in to handle the extensive planning and preparations needed for the handling and delivery of the power plant components. Heavy lifting and transport specialist, Mammoet, was responsible for the onward transport and installation of the components, working closely with Fujairah Terminals.
Abdulaziz Al Balooshi, CEO of Fujairah Terminals said: “The stand-out efforts by the Fujairah Terminals’ team in successfully handling the latest turbine shipment marks a significant step in the realisation of the Fujairah F3 Power Plant Project. The shipments were handled in record time while maintaining the highest standards of safety and efficiency.”
Established in 2017, following the signing of a 35-year concession agreement between AD Ports Group and the Port of Fujairah, Fujairah Terminals remains the only multi-purpose terminal located on the UAE’s eastern seaboard. In 2021, the terminal passed a key milestone as part of its long-term expansion programme that saw the development of new infrastructure supporting an annual TEU capacity of 720,000 and a general cargo capacity of 1.3 million tons.