AAL Delivers To Multi-Billion Dollar Venezuela Refinery

4th February 2016

Logistics BusinessAAL Delivers To Multi-Billion Dollar Venezuela Refinery

Leading multipurpose shipping operator, AAL, has successfully delivered its first shipments of heavy lift cargo, destined for the Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) Puerto La Cruz Refinery in eastern Venezuela. Part of a multi-billion dollar expansion and deep-conversion modernization project, the first cargo shipment of 40,000 cbm of modular pipe racks and structural steel was shipped from Nantong to Guanta aboard the 31,000 dwt A-Class vessel, AAL Brisbane.

General Manager of AAL’s Tramp & Projects Division, Marc Willim, commented, “Puerto La Cruz is one of the largest oil refineries in the country, at about 190,000 b/d and a major refining hub for crude extracted in the states of Monagas and Anzoátegui. This impressive cargo was the first delivery of a larger agreement between AAL and the project EPC – the second shipment delivered too and further monthly shipments to follow.”