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August 11, 2016


Sinotrans Almajdouie Middle East Company (SMME) completed the delivery of KERUI Group’s 90-D Drilling Rig project on 28th May 2016 to Saudi Aramco.

Sinotrans Almajdouie Middle East Company (SMME) completed the delivery of KERUI Group’s 90-D Drilling Rig project on 28th May 2016 to Saudi Aramco.

 The 90-D Drilling Rig, which is the largest sole onshore drilling rig in the world. The drilling rig has to be divided into two main batches. The first batch comprised break bulk and containerised cargo of accessories and other related equipment. The second batch has an overweigh unit delivered by chartered aircraft. The 3-month project covered more than 26,000 CBM of volume.

SMME provided the logistics services including receiving the cargo, shifting in port, inland transportation, warehousing and distribution in Saudi Arabia. SMME special team devised a comprehensive logistics plan to achieve the most cost effective and safe solution. Mr. Shao Hontago, General Manager stated, “The handling of this type of rig was unprecedented in Saudi Arabia. With over 300 trips, we maintained a zero-accident record. “

 In 2010 Almajdouie and Sinotrans formed SMME, as a joint venture in Saudi Arabia. The JV is the first and only joint venture by Sinotrans, which is the largest Chinese Logistics Co. with major state owned resources. 

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