December 28 - ALE has completed a brace of jobs in the last few days.
In Mexico, the company's subsidiary skidded, lifted and positioned switches inside the Laguna Verde Nuclear Power Station.
The switches are six metres long and weigh more than 15 tonnes.
The operation consisted of three different manoeuvres - skidding of each switch up to its lifting position; a three metre lift by means of four SLS700 lifting units; and, placing the switch onto skidding tracks installed onto rafting beams skidding each some 25 m up to its final position by means of 2 skid shoes.
ALE Mexico also completed the installation of four chiller units in the nuclear plant.
Each is 10 m in length and had to be skidded, rotated and lowered by jacks onto permanent supports, along a total distance of 80 m.
Meanwhile in Portugal, ALE Heavylift has lifted a Deisobutanizer at Sines Refinery.
ALE Engineering carefully studied the manoeuvre as there were important space and time limitations.
The module, 61.9 m in length and weighing 142 tonnes, was first transported from Sines Port to the refinery and then lifted into position.
The CC2800/1ALE crane used for the lifting was configured with an 84 m main boom and superlift counterweight tray.
This installation carried high risk says ALE as it was executed whilst the refinery was in operation.
Blue Water Shipping has appointed Franziska Inman to its Houston team as business development vice president.
Trailer manufacturers Scheuerle and Kamag – part of the TII Group – have reported signs of an increase in demand for wind projects in North America. As a result, demand for specialised transport solutions are also on the rise.
Mammoet has lifted and installed a 120-tonne reactor tank and two 80-tonne stripping columns at a live manufacturing facility in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia.
Nanjing Jinling shipyard in China has started construction of Finnlines’ second hybrid ro-ro vessel. The first steel plates were cut on September 16, 2020.
Luxembourg-headquartered Cargolux has added a weekly all-cargo flight to Shenzhen in China.
The Port of Duluth-Superior, USA, has reported a 31 percent decline in total tonnage moving through the port as of August 31, compared with the same period in 2019. Wind energy shipments, however, are on the rise.
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