ALE Increase Jacking Capacity to over 100,000 Tonnes

ALE Increase Jacking Capacity to over 100,000 Tonnes

The Mega Jack’s four sets (4x3) of 5,200t capacity towers being used for the Arkutun Dagi project, South Korea.

14 Feb. 2018

ALE has increased its jacking capacity to over 100,000t with the introduction of new jacking systems and enhancements to existing technologies. 

In order to fill a gap in the market and satisfy client demand to perform the jacking operations on three jobs at the same time, ALE has built four new towers for the Mega Jack.

ALE’s R&D team designed and fabricated the new towers in Breda, the Netherlands. Now with 16 towers, each with 5,200t capacity, the original Mega Jack has over 83,000t capacity. 

In addition, when combined with the other jacking systems in the fleet, like the Mega Jack 800 and the new Mega Jack 300, this brings ALE’s total jacking capacity to a huge 100,000t.

“We are always looking at developing new solutions to upcoming challenges and work closely with our clients to find out how we can help them. We have seen an increase in demand for the Mega Jack and, as such, we decided to build additional towers to satisfy three projects that are taking place at a similar time,” explained Technical Director Ronald Hoefmans. 

“This huge increase in capacity for ALE demonstrates our continuing commitment to growing not only our abilities to lift greater amounts and weights, but also our range and variation of jacking equipment. These new developments represent a huge milestone for both ALE and the heavy lifting industry.”

The Mega Jack’s towers will be utilised for the first time in Mexico in March, while other existing towers are operational on other projects in both Australia and the UAE. The Mega Jack 300 will be officially launched in March.

Issued by the ALE Press Office.

For more information or images, please contact Sarah Maia on ( 44) 1782 977146 or email s.maia@ale-heavylift.com

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 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 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 www.ale-heavylift.com.

 


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