ALE Uses Innovative Tower Cranes For Thailand Wind Project – Heavy Lift News
29 Mar 2018

ALE Uses Innovative Tower Cranes For Thailand Wind Project

ALE using the K1650L crane to install one of the WTG components.   

29 March 2018

ALE is utilising two innovative tower cranes on Wind Energy Holding’s Thepharak wind farm project, Thailand, to handle and install over 700 wind components.  

The global heavylifting contractor was contracted to perform both the craneage and installation of 60 wind turbine generators (WTGs), with the components weighing up to 120t each and a hub height of 157m.

Commencing in December, ALE used two of the new K1650L tower cranes, as well as crawler and mobile cranes to lift and install the WTG components.

The K1650L cranes were chosen as the low counterweight, increased visibility, quick assembly functionality, ability to work in high winds and with uneven or small hardstands optimises overall project efficiency.

“We pride ourselves on our extensive and innovative equipment fleet, investing in the latest technologies for the sector and the challenges posed. For this project, we are using the most time and cost-effective method to install WTGs at this hub height. By using these compact pedestal cranes, the civil works and costs have been significantly reduced for our client. The crane has lifting capabilities like no other tower crane on the market and we are pleased with the good results in lifting and installation activities on the project so far,” explained Tommy Quik, Project Manager for ALE. 

The project is expected to complete in June 2018.

Issued by the ALE Press Office. For more information or images, please contact Sarah Maia on (+44) 1782 977146 or email

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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 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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