Heavy Lift Specialist

Transport and lifting work for Aramco Saudi Arabia, 1979-1980


My last big contract acquired for Big Lift was all transport and erection work for the Yanbu NGL facilities and 1 1/2 year transport work in the Eastern provinces for Aramco Saudi Arabia.

Joop Roodenburg started his carreer there as Operations Manager together with Piet Schouten as Project Engineer, before Joop and I founded ITREC in Feb. 1980.

One of the 4  De-Methanizers and De-Ethanizers of ca. 748 Ton had to be transported from the Yanbu Pioneer quay to foundation and had to be erected in vertical position by means of a so-called “Gin Pole” set.

This 580 tons heavy column as well was transported all the way from G&G in Belgium to Yanbu and driven to the foundation for erection in vertical position with the gin pole set.