Bremmen-based transport, logistics and storage company Hansa Meyer Global has successfully delivered a shipment of electrical equipment from Europe to Saudi Arabia.
Two transformers, weighing 100 tons each and measuring 82 meters by 36.6 meters by 45.8 meters, were brought to a seawater desalination plant in the Middle Eastern kingdom, along with 45 packages of accessories. The equipment was loaded onto a container ship in the Belgian port of Antwerp and the German port of Hamburg, before sailing to the Islamic port of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia is the largest producer of desalinated water in the world. About half of Saudi Arabia’s water comes from the desalination of seawater, while 40% comes from non-renewable groundwater extraction and 10% comes from surface water in the mountains, in the southwest of the state. The desalination industry is also growing. For example, Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation will open 6 desalination plants by 2024 in phases, starting with the launch of two plants by the end of 2022.
The Islamic Port of Jeddah
The port of Jeddah has been an important gateway to the Middle East since its inception in 646 AD. The 12.5 km2 port has 62 quays, a logistics park, four terminals and 9 terminal operators. Today it is the most important port for imports and exports for Saudi Arabia, and the first Red Sea port for transit trade and transhipment, with around 5,000 ships passing through it every year.