Mammoet completes ALE acquisition

Mammoet Completes Ale Acquisition

Dutch international heavy lift specialist Mammoet has completed the acquisition of fellow international heavy lifting and transport specialist ALE, effective January 8, 2020. The businesses will now operate as one company under the Mammoet brand. Mammoet said it will now roll out an integration plan that will bring the two organisations together while maintaining safe … Read more

ALE completes Dongfang load out

ALE has loaded out an 18,000-tonne topside in Zhuhai, China. ALE’s hydraulic skidding equipment was installed underneath the topside, with the skid tracks installed on a foundation of concrete blocks, before the skid shoes were positioned. This was followed by the installation of the strand jacks. The topside was subsequently loaded onto a heavy lift … Read more

STS cranes heightened

Rotterdam based crane heightening specialist ZPMC Netherlands commissioned heavy lift and transportation specialist ALE to assist with the heightening of ten cranes at the Port of Felixstowe, the busiest container port in the UK. Five of the cranes weighed 1,530 tonnes and five weighed 1,650 tonnes. It was not possible to perform the heightening procedure … Read more

ALE completes record-breaking bridge installation for a new hotel in Azerbaijan

link bridge lifting by ALE in Azerbaijan

ALE has completed a first record-breaking lift for the construction of a La Luna Hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan. The huge, curved steel bridge, weighing 2,100 tonnes was installed between the hotel’s two towers, at a height of 120 metres to link them together. It was the greatest weight ever lifted so high by far. As … Read more

Innovative rail bridge launch by ALE

Innovative Rail Bridge Launch at Key Interchange

ALE has assisted to replace two girder frame bridges built in early 1920s and install a new bridge at Duisberg Hauptbahnhof which is a busy interchange point. The current bridge serves approximately 110,000 passengers daily and lies at the meeting point of many important national and international railway lines. Just north of this station, seven … Read more

ALE lift and shift concrete pit in UK

ALE Pit move - October copy

ALE has lifted and transported a sulphur storage facility for the Lindsey Oil Refinery in the UK. The storage system consisted of a concrete pit, weighing 304 tonnes, and a 90-tonne lid. To lift the units ALE mobilised a gantry system, which includes jacking points that can operate in unison for optimum control and safety. Once the … Read more

Mississippi Canyon SCR and Pull-In for ALE

Mississippi Canyon SCR and Pull-In for ALE

Ale has announced the award of a major Steel Catenary Riser (SCR) and umbilical Pull-In contract by Subsea 7 USA. The scope of work included in this contract is for engineering, procurement, fabrication and offshore pull-in operations. ALE will start the engineering phase of this project immediately with offshore operations to follow in the first … Read more

ALE light service cranes help install covers in the Netherlands

ale light service crane in netherlands

ALE’s Lightweight Service Crane was used to install new covers over the hanging sheds of a high-rise building in the Netherlands as a large heavy lift crane could not be used for the operation due to the compactness of other buildings in the area. ALE worked with the client’s individual requirements and engineered a specialised … Read more

Mammoet and ALE in takeover talks

Netherlands-based Mammoet Holding B.V. confirmed it is negotiating with UK-headquartered ALE in a bid to acquire it. Mammoet said talks were at an advanced stage. Should agreement be reached, approval will be sought from the relevant authorities, Mammoet continued.  Mammoet is owned by SHV, a privately held Dutch investment company. SHV was founded in 1896 … Read more

ALE’s largest lift in Lagos

ALE has utilised its AL.SK350 crane and heavy-duty jib to lift Total’s Egina floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) module in Lagos, Nigeria. [quads id=1] The FPSO module S2 weighed 2,810 tonnes, which ALE claims is the heaviest ever land-based crane lift. The AL.SK350 heavy lift crane was rigged in its biggest configuration, with a 124 m … Read more