September 5 - ALE has successfully load tested its AL.SK350 crane ahead of a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) module integration project in Brazil.

The crane, which ALE claims is the world's largest capacity land-based crane, was rigged in its biggest configuration with 4,000 tonnes of ballast with a 49 m ballast radius.

The main boom is a 130 m long A-frame design on an 18 m wide base. The crane is equipped with a 4,000-tonne capacity main winch system and 600-tonne capacity auxiliary quick winch system. For loads up to 5,000 tonnes, a strand jack lifting system can be installed.

ALE will use the AL.SK350 crane to lift and install approximately 40 modules onto the P-74 FPSO vessel in the south of Brazil.