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ALE takes the road less travelled

ALE has transported two transformers, weighing 75 tonnes each, along a challenging 2,000 km route to the Al Farsha Substation in Saudi Arabia.

ALE has transported two transformers, weighing 75 tonnes each, along a challenging 2,000 km route to the Al Farsha Substation in Saudi Arabia.
After extensive engineering designs and route feasibility studies, ALE provided the client with a solution that would deliver the transformers to the project site while adhering to the project schedule and cost requirements.

The final route selected presented many different challenges, says ALE, including transporting the components across 13 cities and towns; climbing to an altitude of 2,500 m; descending 1,500 m downhill through mountain passes; negotiating 21 tunnels; performing civil works; and working in bad weather conditions.

According to ALE, as the route was so complex, it had never been attempted before. The UK-headquartered heavy lifting and engineered transport specialist said that previous attempts by other contractors were only able to deliver the transformers to Baish, on the western side of the mountain range.

The transformers were subsequently towed 700 km back to Jeddah. By approaching the mountain range from the northern side, ALE was able to deliver the components using conventional trailers and ballasted prime movers.

Maxwell Sampson, operations manager for ALE, said: “We sought a smart, feasible solution and acquired the necessary approvals, prepared the civil works and overcame the challenges of the route in a safe, timely and cost-effective manner.”

Within 11 days ALE had transported both transformers to the site. Installation of the transformers was completed five days after the transformers were delivered.

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