Heavy item handling, transportation and installation specialist ALE has successfully completed a transportation project it started in March 2015. The project involved the transportation of a turret mooring system, weighing 3,702 tonnes, in Johor, Malaysia.
ALE was contracted for the weighing, transportation and load-out of the system as part of a project to transfer the turret to Korea, where it was subsequently installed onto a ship’s hull.
ALE said the job was particularly challenging as there was limited space available during the transportation. It said it managed to successfully navigate this, as well as negotiate 90-degree turns in narrow areas.
Following the load-out, the structure was transported to South Korea for the final installation onto the main hull.
Ariff Mustaffa, ALE project engineer said, “We are delighted to have successfully completed the work on this project. Our team have worked really hard and it paid off when we were able to complete the mating of the turret head and the turret support structure with a tolerance of just 6mm. Close accuracy has been vital throughout the whole operation and it’s a testament to the skill of our personnel that these manoeuvres have been carried out so well.”
The project concluded in December 2017.
content by 29 January 2018