November 9 - Two significant heavy lift movements have been undertaken by ALE Heavylift and a subsidiary.
In the first, ALE Heavylift successfully moved a 148 tonne stripper, measuring 34 m in length and with a diameter of 5.2 m, as well as a fractionator weighing 420.5 tonnes measuring 58 m in length. The consignment was moved from Sines harbour to Sines Refinery, Portugal.
ALE unloaded the consignment at the quayside and transported it nine kilometres to the site. During the journey, inclines of 10% were encountered. Four 18-axle SPMTs were required to move the stripper while four 28-axle SPMTs were required to move the fractionator.
Meanwhile, ALE Heavylift Ibérica undertook the skidding transport of a container crane at Barcelona port. The total distance skidded was 70 m. The movement involved laying rails for the crane 15.42 m apart. The crane weighed 850 tonnes. The loads per leg were 265 tonnes landside and 160 tonnes waterside.