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ALE SA looks to power Africa

November 22 - Africa's power requirements has seen ALE Heavylift SA undertake a range of projects involving the generation and distribution of power.

In the first project, the project forwarder was contracted to receive, secure, barge, land, roll-off, transport and install a generator set into a power plant building in Mahajanga, Madagascar (pictured below).

An oceanic transhipment took place several kilometres offshore where ALE unloaded the generator onto a barge. The generator was placed on staging beams with an jacking system installed. ALE then moved the barge to shore where the generator was landed using an ALE 8-axle-line SPMT. ALE then transported the generator from the port to the power plant.

Meanwhile, ALE Heavylift SA loaded and transported two 77 tonne transformers within the Medupi Power Station, a new coal fired power station being built by Eskom near Lephalale in Limpopo province, South Africa.

The transformers were moved from the Roshcon Yard to the Unit 6 Bay for installation. Each was loaded onto a 12-axle Goldhofer trailer with a 250 tonne capacity mobile crane. ALE then moved the transformers one at a time before offloading using ALE jacking and medium skidding.


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Cargolux calls at Incheon

July 17 - Cargolux Italia has launched a Boeing 747 service between Milan Malpensa Airport, Italy and Incheon, South Korea.
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Express discharge at the port of Tyne

July 17 - Höegh Autoliners has transported five Hitachi TransPennine Express train carriages from Kobe, Japan to the port of Tyne in the UK. 
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