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AAL Completes 9-Month Assignment for Egypt’s Multi-Billion-Dollar Megaproject

AAL Completes 9-Month Assignment for Egypt’s Multi-Billion-Dollar Megaproject
Danny Gill

AAL has completed an intense nine-month project shipment for LPL Projects + Logistics GmbH, transporting 194,561 freight tons of heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) modules and related accessories from Ulsan, Korea and Penglai, China to the Egyptian ports of Sokhna and Adabiyah. The cargo was destined for the country’s largest-ever power generation project, the Siemens’ Megaproject.

The cargo comprised of 384 HRSG modules and 45,000 freight tons of accessories, transported on 17 sailings between South Korea, China and Egypt between August 2016 and May 2017. The modules will be used at the Beni Suef and New Capital Power Plants, two thirds of the biggest gas-fired combined-cycle power station in the world and one that will generate 14.4 GW, a boost of 45 percent to Egypt’s power capacity.

IMGP0127Namir Khanbabi, Managing Director of AAL’s Tramp & Projects Division, commented, ‘To have been involved in the Middle East’s most high profile energy project was a great honor and to deliver on schedule and without incident is testament to the sustained efforts of our sea and land-based teams. We were awarded the project by LPL in the Summer of 2016 and started almost immediately, quickly deploying four of our 31,000dwt A-Class vessels, dedicated to carrying-out the monthly and sometimes fortnightly sailings required into the Red Sea. With their 700mt combined heavy-lift capability and market leading intake, they performed incredibly well and reinforce our strategy of employing larger tonnage on tramp and projects operations where we can offer customers economies of scale on every sailing.’

Marc Willim, General Manager of AAL’s Tramp & Projects Division, added, “LPL were incredibly professional to work with and the communication between us was excellent and needed to be, considering the strict project timing, sailings intensity and overall importance of this multi-billion-dollar project to all stakeholders. The flexible ‘mega-size’ mpp tonnage we deployed, the technical knowledge of our in-house teams and over 20 years’ experience of working on energy projects, enabled us to deliver the capacity, schedule integrity and cargo handling required.”

Angelika Roos, LPL Project Director Megaproject Egypt: “Working with AAL was very professional. They always made an effort to find solutions when needed. It is easy to say that the carrier performance was perfect if everything goes well, but you really can only judge the performance of your partner if you are facing challenges. Here we have to say that everything worked out good. The communication between AAL and LPL was very good. We worked together as a team.”

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Danny Gill

Danny is currently a Contributing Writer for Airfreight Logistics and Logistics Manager (LM) and is quite the foodie. He’s always on the hunt for new and exciting dishes to sample, and is never one to back down from a spicy challenge. His travels have taken him around the world, and he’s been able to experience many different cultures (and food).

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