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.