Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

ALE bridges the gap

ALE has performed the load-out and installation of a steel bridge using the Mega Jack 800 in Antwerp.

The Brug van den Azijn bridge, located over the Albert canal, weighed 1,200 tonnes and measured 124 m long.

The first stage involved the load-out of the bridge deck, where it was transported by barge from Wondelgem to Antwerp. The arches of the bridge were transported in pieces in order to pass underneath low bridges on the route to Antwerp.

Once in Antwerp, the bridge was discharged at a site near the final installation site. Here, the arches were fully assembled and then the entire bridge structure was loaded-out and transported by barge 2.5 km to the final installation site.

ALE's Mega Jack 800 was used to jack up the deck to a height of 8 m and position it above the abutments. The bridge was then lowered by 3 m in between the abutments and into its final position.

According to Tom Van De Locht, ALE's project engineer, using the Mega Jack 800 system reduced operational time and was easily integrated on site because of its small footprint. The operations were completed within two weeks.

In July last year, ALE began construction of a second Mega Jack 800 system, as HLPFI reported here. Like the first system, the jacking system will have four towers that are 12 m high, each with a capacity of 800 tonnes.

 

www.ale-heavylift.com

Heavy Lift | News

XCMG crawler crane makes international debut thumbnail image

XCMG crawler crane makes international debut

November 22 - Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group’s (XCMG) 4,000-ton (3,628.7-tonne) capacity crawler crane has lifted a wash tower weighing 1,926 tons (1,747 tonnes) at a site in Jubail Indiustrial Zone in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
Views: 305
Hansa Meyer expands as growth holds steady thumbnail image

Hansa Meyer expands as growth holds steady

November 22 - Bremen-based international transport and logistics company Hansa Meyer Global has opened a new branch – the fourth it has added this year – in Azerbaijan.
Views: 609
Fesco moves submarine blocks thumbnail image

Fesco moves submarine blocks

November 22 - Fesco has transported parts of nuclear-powered submarines from Kamchatka to a decommissioning site in Primorsky Krai, Russia.
Views: 240
Bullocks completes mill shell shipment thumbnail image

Bullocks completes mill shell shipment

November 22 - Australia’s Bullocks Freightmasters International has delivered mill shells and accessories from Fremantle to Durban, South Africa.
Views: 293

Heavy Lift Across The World

Discover heavy lift and project logistics industry news from around the world by region.