AAL DELIVERS ITS FIRST CARGO SHIPMENT FOR MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR PUERTO LA CRUZ REFINERY PROJECT
Leading multipurpose shipping operator, AAL, has successfully delivered its first shipment 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 modernisation project, the cargo 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. We are delighted to add that this impressive cargo is the first delivery of a larger agreement between AAL and the project EPC, with monthly shipments to follow.”