May 5 - ALE has opened its first Italian branch office in Milan, which will be headed up by Paolo Arfani.

ALE's 11th branch in Europe, it will offer engineering, heavy transportation and lifting services to customers in the power generation, ports, civil, nuclear, offshore, renewables, oil, gas and petrochemical, and shipbuilding industries.

"We wanted to set up a branch in Milan so we could focus on assisting the Italian industry working across countries where ALE executes heavy lifting and heavy transport activities," said managing director of ALE's Italy branch, Alberto Pittaluga.