Internal transportation of a PLEM structure and piles, Mexico
ALE has successfully completed the internal transportation of one PLEM structure, weighing 220t, and four piles, weighing 34t each, at the API Pajaritos port facilities in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico.
The first stage of the project involved lifting the four piles using a crane with 120t capacity to load the SPTs. The piles were then loaded onto SPTs and secured, before being transported to the quay. ALE then used 20 axle lines of SPT in a 2 x 2 file 10 axle lines. It took one day to transport the piles.
The PLEM structure was transported internally to the quay using the same SPT configuration. Prior to this, ALE performed a load-test to verify the weight of the structure and check the expected loads on the equipment. It took one day to transport the PLEM.