Sarens has won a contract from Tengizchevroil (TCO), the Kazakhstan-based oil company, for the land transportation and installation of pre-assembled units, pre-assembled racks and associated oversized equipment.This is the largest project ever for the heavy lifting and transport company based in Belgium.
TCO, jointly owned by Chevron (50 per cent), ExxonMobil (25 per cent), KazMunay Gas (20 per cent), and LukAgro (5 per cent), is the operator of the Tengiz oil field in Kazakhstan. The work being carried out is designed to increase the well pressures and the production capacity of the existing Tengiz refinery, with the new plant being built on a modular basis incorporating pre-assembled units fabricated in Korea and Italy, and pre-assembled racks fabricated within the Caspian.
Under the scope of the agreement, Sarens is contracted to develop and operate two trans-shipment bases (TSBs), one in Finland and one in Bulgaria, where cargo will be offloaded from ocean-going vessels and reloaded onto smaller Russian Inland Waterway System vessels for onward delivery into the Caspian. At the Kazakhstan building site, Sarens is contracted to off-load, store, stack, and transport the modules to their installation points.