ALE Wins acclaimed Business Award for Innovationin Export

ALE Wins acclaimed Business Award for Innovationin Export

ALE receiving the Golden Bridge Trade & Investment Award for Best Innovation in Export. L-R: Rob Godden, representing Iemants; Alison Rose, British Ambassador to Belgium; Yannick Sel, Sales Director – Global Sales at ALE; Michel Vanhoonacker - Chairman of Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain, Honorary Consul for Belgium in Hull

 05 December 2017

ALE has been awarded the Golden Bridge Trade & Investment Award for Best Innovation in Export.

The British Ambassador to Belgium, Alison Rose, presented the award to ALE at a ceremony hosted at the British Residence in Brussels, Belgium, in November. 

ALE gained the award for their work as part of a joint venture responsible for managing the trans-shipment operations at the Modular Intermediate Storage Yard (MISY), which is part of the Yamal LNG Project.

ALE is leading the specifically-created joint venture company with Iemants and ICO. ALE’s scope on the project includes the load-in of modules shipped from Asian fabrication yards, the jack-down and storage of the modules at the Port of Zeebrugge in Belgium, and the load-out of the modules for onward shipment to Russia. 

The jury were impressed with ALE’s innovative approach to securing, managing and delivering a project that required vast complexity. ALE was able to provide a fully integrated solution for the client, which also led to increased traffic for the Port of Zeebrugge, resulting in the port’s expansion.

Yannick Sel, Senior Sales Manager – Global Projects Division, said: “This award is dedicated to all of the ALE staff working on the project, who have helped to make it such a success. Receiving this recognition, not from within our own industry but from the Chambers of Commerce, shows that ALE has achieved something remarkable.”

The Golden Bridge Awards are a joint initiative between the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain (BLCC) and the British Chamber of Commerce | EU & Belgium. The event is designed to encourage export and investment efforts to and from the UK, as well as give BeLux and British products and services a higher profile abroad.

Issued by the ALE Press Office.

For more information or images, please contact Sarah Maia on ( 44) 1782 977146 or email

About ALE

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 delivers 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 more than 30 offices across Europe, the Far East, Africa, America, South America, the Middle East and Australia. 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


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