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ALE’s Iraq branch has been awarded the Karbala Refinery Project contracts on behalf of several different clients. 

The scopes of work includes the hire of approximately 50 crawler, rough terrain and mobile cranes, the execution of heavy lifting operations, as well as the heavy transportation of approximately 45 oversized items, weighing up to 250t each.

The Karbala Refinery Project has already commenced, with each contracted scope lasting between one to three years. The new Karbala Oil Refinery is part of the country’s investment of $6.04bn, in which the facility is expected to have a refinery capacity of 140,000 barrels of crude oil per day. Located in the South Karbala province, approximately 100km from Baghdad, the project has also led to increased local job creation.

Alberto Pittaluga, General Manager in Iraq, said: “We are delighted to support Iraq in the Holy City of Karbala and we hope that our involvement will successfully contribute to the execution and completion of this strategic project for the growth of the country.”

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