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ALE in major mining move

July 29 - UK headquartered ALE has successfully relocated a 700-tonne piece of mining equipment at Cliffe Hill quarry in Leicestershire.

Tenova Takraf contracted ALE to move a crusher within a granite quarry operated by Midland Quarry Products.
ALE transported the crusher using 54 axle lines of SPMTs downhill on an 8 percent gradient. The centre of gravity (CoG) of the huge crusher was 17 m high, and the ALE team had to take great care during the move as the CoG shifted 1.2 m between the gradient and the flat.
ALE project engineer Chris Taylor said: "This was a very unique move and required detailed engineering studies. A typical movement on steep gradients is of the order of 200-300 tonnes, so to move a load weighing 700 tonnes is very exceptional.
"This is one of our first jobs in the minerals and mining sector in the UK. It illustrates our desire to offer a safe, quality solution for the client which will allow us to springboard into this sector further."

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Breakbulk volumes on the up at NWSA

August 21 - Year-to-date breakbulk volumes at the Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) are up by 18.3 percent, compared to the same period last year, reaching 163,650 tonnes.
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ECOL gets certified

August 21 - The European association of abnormal road transport and mobile cranes (ESTA) said that its European Crane Operators’ Licence (ECOL) has been awarded ISO 9001-2015 certification.
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ALS moves thruster

August 21 - Abnormal Load Services (ALS) has transported a 36-tonne thruster measuring 5.81 m x 5.81 m x 1.35 m from Poland to a hydroelectric power station in Wales, UK.
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