Overall view of the AL.SK350 crane in operation.
14 May 2018
ALE has broken another industry record when performing the heaviest ever land based crane lift using a jib whilst working on Total’s Egina FPSO module integration project in Nigeria.
The FPSO module ‘S2’ weighed a total load of 2,810t and was lifted using ALE’s unique AL.SK350 crane and heavy duty jib for the project in Lagos, Nigeria.
The world’s largest capacity land based crane was rigged in its biggest configuration with a 124m a-frame main boom, 49m ballast radius and the 38m jib for additional outreach, along with a heavy winch system and 4,000t ballast.
For Total’s Egina project, ALE was contracted to lift and install six modules from the yard onto their final position on the FPSO. The lift weights were between 335t and almost 3,000t.
“The project really showcases the capabilities of the AL.SK350 and the jib to perform some of the world’s heaviest ever crane lifts in a congested site. When combined with the unique heavy duty jib and the largest crane configuration, this represents another record-breaking achievement for ALE,” explained Carlito Alberto, ALE Project Engineer.
The client has praised ALE’s work to date: “I want to thank the ALE crew on behalf of SHI- MCI for their outstanding efforts that allowed us to complete 100% of the expected lifts before the first shipment. Despite challenges on site, ALE has been able to complete the lifts on time,” commented the SHI-MCI Egina Project Manager.
The lifting operations took place throughout March and April 2018.
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ALE delivers a highly tailored, end-to-end service covering every aspect of the handling, transportation and installation of heavy, indivisible loads, including lifting, transporting, installing, ballasting, jacking and weighing.
ALE provides strategic heavy-lift services to a wide range of sectors, including civil, oil and gas, energy, nuclear, offshore, renewables, petrochemical, ports, marine, minerals and metals and mining.
ALE has a presence in 40 countries worldwide. It is fully compliant with international standards of safety and excellence, including Quality standard ISO 9001:2015, Environmental standard ISO 14001:2015, and Health and Safety Standard OHSAS 18001:2007. Further information can be found on the ALE website at www.ale-heavylift.com.
The AL.SK350 crane was launched in 2013 with a lifting capacity of 5,000t and a load moment of 354,000 tm. The AL.SK cranes are also available in AL.SK190 and AL.SK700 configurations, achieving capacities up to 4,300t and 8,000t respectively. Furthermore, the cranes can be equipped with a 3,400t capacity heavy duty jib. The jib is being used on an FPSO module integration project in Nigeria.
Further information can be found on the ALE website at www.ale-heavylift.com.