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ALE SA looks to power Africa

November 22 - Africa's power requirements has seen ALE Heavylift SA undertake a range of projects involving the generation and distribution of power.

In the first project, the project forwarder was contracted to receive, secure, barge, land, roll-off, transport and install a generator set into a power plant building in Mahajanga, Madagascar (pictured below).

An oceanic transhipment took place several kilometres offshore where ALE unloaded the generator onto a barge. The generator was placed on staging beams with an jacking system installed. ALE then moved the barge to shore where the generator was landed using an ALE 8-axle-line SPMT. ALE then transported the generator from the port to the power plant.

Meanwhile, ALE Heavylift SA loaded and transported two 77 tonne transformers within the Medupi Power Station, a new coal fired power station being built by Eskom near Lephalale in Limpopo province, South Africa.

The transformers were moved from the Roshcon Yard to the Unit 6 Bay for installation. Each was loaded onto a 12-axle Goldhofer trailer with a 250 tonne capacity mobile crane. ALE then moved the transformers one at a time before offloading using ALE jacking and medium skidding.


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Fire outbreak at US port

June 5 - A fire broke out aboard Höegh Autoliners’ ro-ro vessel Höegh Xiamen yesterday (June 4) at Blount Island, Jacksonville, USA; there are no injuries to any of the 21 crew members, who have all been evacuated from the vessel.
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Intradco charters AN-225

June 5 - Intradco Global, in collaboration with GTA GSM, charted the Antonov AN-225 freighter aircraft to transport nearly 1,000 cu m of medical supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE).
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Pacific Osprey returns to service 

June 5 - Swire Blue Ocean’s (SBO) wind farm installation vessel Pacific Osprey has returned to service following the installation of its extended crane boom in Denmark. 
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