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REGIONAL REPORTMIDDLE EAST


expansion project. This will increase Alba’s per-annum smelter production by 540,000 tonnes, bringing total production capacity to 1.5 million tonnes per year, and making it the largest single-site smelter in the world when production begins. Fives, a process equipment supplier to


the primary aluminium industry, delivered 12 pot tending machines (PTM) for Alba. “We have helped Fives optimise


construction times by transporting and installing completely assembled catalyst handling cranes – also called PTMs – for the newly built aluminium smelters,” explained Verdeure. “We have helped Fives develop the


support structure necessary for the transport and the final positioning at height,” he explained. Elsewhere in the region, Verdeure noted


that projects in Kuwait are coming to an end “without much prospect” of new contracts. In 2017, Sarens worked on the revamp of Kuwait’s Mina Abdullah and Mina Al Ahmadi refineries. “Oman is expected to kick off pretty soon


with the long-awaited Duqm refinery, and Saudi Arabia should also come out of slumber with more power-related projects. While we do see oil and gas kicking off again in the kingdom, it will not be the priority at the centre of its Vision 2030.” Indeed, Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 lays


out an ambitious plan to diversify the country’s USD646 billion economy away from dependency on oil and gas. Building the renewable energy sector is a key part of Vision 2030, and with energy consumption expected to triple by 2030, the government has set an initial target of generating 9.5 GW from renewable sources by 2023.


Mega-city A key part of the 2030 blueprint is Neom, a USD500 billion mega-city the government plans to build by the Red Sea. The futuristic city will be powered solely by clean energy and is expected to rely heavily on robotics and automated vehicles. While sceptics doubt whether the project


will be fully realised, Saudi Arabia has more imminent alternative energy projects under way. The country’s first wind farm is being built at Dumat Al Jandal, with the winning bid for the 400 MW project due to be announced in December. The pursuit of nuclear power is under way too, with work commencing on the kingdom’s first two nuclear power reactors in 2018. Nuclear energy is projected to account for 15 percent of Saudi Arabia’s energy mix by 2032. Interest in renewable energy is also


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gaining traction in Israel. While the country has just one 6 MW wind farm in operation, Enlight Renewable Energy has secured funding for a 96 MW project located in the Golan Heights. Furthermore, the government wants to up renewable electricity production from 4 percent to 30 percent by 2030. “The main sector generating heavy cargo


handling opportunities is of course the energy sector, and Israel is looking forward to more renewable energy sources and more to natural gas via smaller plants,” said Captain Yaron Karmi, manager of Haifa- based Dynamic Shipping Services (DSS). “We do see enquiries – although at this


stage for budgetary purposes only – related to wind turbines with blades of 65 m in length, which would create a unique


problem our end on how to perform the land transport. We see some other heavy lifts that are planned to arrive, which will create issues with the maximum axle load here.” Karmi explained that Israel’s ports are


ill-equipped for heavy cargo, with scarce mobile crane capacity making geared vessels necessary for units over 150 tonnes. The requirements for police escorts and advanced scheduling for road transport can also slow down project cargo operations. DSS recently handled some heat recovery


steam generator units from South Korea for a small natural gas power plant near Haifa, as well as units for Israel’s first hydro pumped storage plant, built by Alstom/GE.


Green energy According to Sarens’ Verdeure, the push towards green energy is a trend playing out across the region. Saudi Arabia plans to install 400 MW of wind power, and construction of Dubai’s Al Maktoum solar power plant is well under way. “There is definitely a trend for


diversification and we expect this trend to keep growing,” said Verdeure. However, he said that the company’s larger equipment remains engaged with the oil and gas industry. Furthermore, Verdeure said the Middle


The recent sustained slump in global oil prices has given the Middle East’s plans for economic diversification a much-needed shot in the arm. –Mark Geilenkirchen, Sohar


East’s offshore wind power sector is gearing up to supply various projects abroad. “GCC contractors have definitely positioned themselves for export and not only for internal growth.” Like Saudi Arabia, the UAE is set on


economic diversification, and to this end Dubai and Abu Dhabi have their own 2030 masterplans. Kieve Pinto, executive director of Dubai-based Al Faris Equipment Rentals, said there is a growing need for innovative


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There is a growing need for innovative lifting and transport activities, according to Dubai-based Al Faris Equipment Rentals.


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