April 7 - ALE is undertaking the final stages of the SK316 development project in Johor Darul Takzim, Malaysia.

ALE was contracted by Petronas Carigali to perform the weighing and load-out of the WHP jacket, topside and bridge, as well as supply the mooring winches for the load-out of the WHP jacket, topside, bridge and CPP jacket.

The company's Malaysian branch recently performed the roll-up operation of the CPP jacket outer bend, using three ALE SJ70 strand jack systems as the holdback mechanism at the Malaysian Marine Heavy Engineering (MMHE) West shipyard in Pasir Gudang.

Five crawler cranes were used to slowly lift the jacket outer bend, which had a factored weight of 1,533 tonnes, from 0 to 90 degrees. The jacket was then skidded into place before its final fit-up and welding.

"So far, ALE has completed about 75 percent of the project, with the weighing and load-out operations as well as the recent roll-up works being completed on schedule," said ALE junior project manager Mohd Syafiq Suziliman

"This is the first time the holdback by strand jack system has been implemented in the shipyard and by utilising this innovative method, we were successful in regulating the load transfer and prevented any structural jerking.

"We are now at the final stages with the shifting of the living quarters for the CPP topside and the supply of the mooring winch for the topside, bridge and CPP jacket is expected by the end of April."