To search, type and hit enter.

ALE lift 3,000t – the world’s heaviest land based crane lift

ALE World's Heaviest Lift

ALE lift 3,000t – the world’s heaviest land based crane lift

ALE has performed the world’s heaviest commercial lift using a land based mobile crane, whilst executing an FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading) integration project in Brazil.

ALE used its AL.SK350 crane to lift the M9 module, weighing a total of over 3,000t, using its 4,000t winch system and high speed slew system. The crane was positioned at a radius of 86m and ALE completed the lifting operation ahead of schedule.

In addition to other heavy lifts of 2,073t and 2,089t, this was part of a four-month project where ALE was contracted to lift and install approximately 40 modules, weighing a total of over 36,000t, onto the P-74 FPSO vessel in the south of Brazil.

Michael Birch, Regional Director – UK & Projects, commented: “ALE is a dynamic and innovative business that is constantly pushing the boundaries. It’s not by luck that we have reached this milestone; we have a market-leading engineering and operations team, and it is testament to their hard work and skill that we have achieved a 3,000t lift in this environment.

“We are proud that our client has been able to benefit so much from this, with significant cost and schedule reduction as well as reduced man-hours, and we thank them for this bold step. It is fantastic for us to break another world first and it will be exciting to see what more the crane and the team will achieve in the future. This has definitely set the benchmark.”

ALE’s AL.SK350 crane was rigged in its current biggest configuration with 49m ballast radius and 4,000t ballast. The main boom is a 130m long A-frame design on a very stable 18m wide base. The crane is equipped with a 4,000t main winch system and 600t auxiliary quick winch system. For heavier loads up to 5,000t, a strand jack lifting system can be installed.

With its 354,000tm load moment capacity, it is the largest capacity crane in the market by a significant margin and it’s huge lifting capabilities enables clients to construct equipment for lifting weighing heavier than ever before. This delivers savings for our customers in the project schedule.

The project completed in January 2017.

You may also like:

Tools for the high mountains

The Austrian mountains don’t just offer an adrenaline rush for outdoor athletes. Heavy transport companies also break out in a cold sweat when ...

Faymonville – New for agriculture

New developments are moving into in all industries. Reacting to them and offering technical solutions is one of the strengths of the Faymonville ...

ALE provides bespoke equipment solution for transportation and installation of historic Second World War rescue vessel

ALE has designed bespoke equipment to complete the jacking, transportation and installation of a fragile Second World War rescue vessel, Rescue ...

New State of the Art 8×8 Crane Vehicle for Collett!

Check out the latest addition to the Collett & Sons Ltd fleet; a new MAN TGS 41.480 8×8 Tractor Unit fitted with a Fassi F1150RA.2.26 ...

Announcement

HeavyTorque White Logo

It is with regret, that the HeavyTorque team have decided to take a stand based on an industry-wide ‘blind eye’ to the waste in the magazine and periodicals business.

HeavyTorque (#15, July 2018) was the final issue to grace the shop shelves, both on the High Street and across the travel network. As part of our onward strategy to adapt, HeavyTorque will now be distributed exclusively through controlled circulation and available through printed subscription.

Please note, this change will only affect newsstand purchasers. There will be no change for our loyal print subscribers.

Why the newsstand change? Quite simply, we can no longer (in good conscience) participate in a distribution programme that creates such an inherent waste of our precious natural resources – and money.

For those of you who have enjoyed HeavyTorque from the newsstand, we sincerely appreciate your business – and we would hope that you’ve enjoyed the magazine enough to consider a direct subscription?

Single Issues

If you prefer to purchase individual issues (one at a time), you will still have the ability to do so, both online (via the website), or by calling our offices +44 (0) 1572 3450872. Orders for single issues received before the pre-publication deadline will be mailed along with the subscribers.

Current and Back Issues

Our website also caters for those looking to purchase back issues. To browse Back Issue availability, follow this link: https://www.heavytorque.co.uk/shop/

Annual Subscription (UK/Europe and Rest of the World)

Never miss a beat, and keep up with every issue of the magazine via an annual subscription. To purchase your annual subscription, please visit: https://www.heavytorque.co.uk/subscribe/

It remains our objective, philosophy, and goal to provide our readers with the best content available, together with stunning feature photography. We do hope you will continue to support our venture!