Al Faris uses Enerpac SBL900 gantry system

One of the leading Middle Eastern heavy lifting company, Al Faris Group, has been recently contracted to provide complete logistics from loading to the transportation of over-sized oil refinery equipment from Jafza Port, Dubai to storage at Dubai World Centre, UAE. This involved 12 axle heavy transport vehicles as well as self-propelled modular transporters (PST/SL-E trailers). For offloading the refinery column’s three sections, weighing up to 315 tonne and measuring up to 10,4m in height, 30m in length and 9.5m in width, Al Faris, has relied on Enerpac SBL900 hydraulic gantry. One of the challenges was the confined space they had to work in along with the tight timescale and lifting precision needed. Another challenge was the need to engineer a customised platform using steel mats to reach the required lifting height for the gantry.

“The Enerpac SBL900 gantry system was the perfect fit for this job, allowing us to get the work done with utmost efficiency,” said an Al Faris spokesperson.

The Enerpac SBL900 folding boom, telescopic, hydraulic gantry, is equipped with two stage lifting cylinders, enabling lifts up to 11.3 m and can handle loads up to 604 tonnes at the top of the second stage.