New tankers bought by KBR for Iraq
Nov 1, 2003 12:00 PM
Approximately 200 new tank trailers have been purchased by Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg, Brown & Root for petroleum hauling in Iraq, according to industry sources. About half of the order reportedly has been completed and put into service.
A manufacturer in Saudi Arabia reportedly is building 100 of the trailers. The other half of the order was split up between five builders in Kuwait.
If built to typical specifications for the region, the single-compartment, carbon steel tanks probably have a 7,500-gallon capacity. They are configured for loading and unloading from either side. Tank hardware packages were sourced through Europe from Alfons Haar Maschinenbau GmbH and Emco Wheaton.
A recent check of KBR's web site (Halliburton.com) shows that the government contractor is hiring logistics coordinators, petroleum terminal managers, transportation managers, dispatchers, and tank truck drivers for the Iraq operations.
Halliburton/KBR did not respond to Modern Bulk Transporter requests for an interview.