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Special Electric Mining Dredge - AWAMAH

Owner - Saudi Petrochemical (SADAF), Saudi Arabia

PRINCIPAL PARTICULARS:

Hull Size - length in feet 118'
Maximum Digging Depth 33'
Suction Pipe Size - ID 14"
Discharge Pipe Size - ID 12"
Dredge Pump Horsepower 1000
Excavator Horsepower 600
Total Installed Horsepower 2200
PROJECT INFORMATION: 

Ellicott® commissioned a special electric bucketwheel dredge to mine hard rock salt for Saudi Petrochemical (SADAF) at its Jubail, Saudi Arabia plant. SADAF is a joint venture of Shell and Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC). SADAF processes the salt into chlorine for PVC and caustic soda. The chlorine from the salt is used as a feedstock for a petrochemical plant which makes everything from polyvinyl chloride to photographic film.

SADAF said its new Ellicott® dredge will increase the plant's production because its 95% uptime rate is 25% better than SADAF's existing non-Ellicott® dredge and because of its superior technology. Ellicott® points to its development of higher horsepower wheels, the use of highly reliable variable speed AC electric motor drives, and state-of-the-art hydraulics as the primary examples improved technology. The 600 HP dual wheel has the most HP ever applied to a wheel of this diameter (94") to deliver the high cutting forces required. Ellicott® believes the monolithic salt deposit in Saudi Arabia involves the hardest digging of any mine in the world using bucketwheel dredges.

Ellicott® was able to complete commissioning after the August invasion of Kuwait even though the mine is close to the Kuwait border.

SPECIAL FEATURES:
Highly customized bucketwheel dredge suitable for operations in hard salt deposit under extremely hostile climatic conditions. Better technology reduces unit production costs because of higher dredge uptime.

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