Full TCI package of wind turbines for the Tolo 1 project, Indonesia
ALE is currently performing the transport, craneage and installation of 20 Siemens Gamesa wind turbine components to Vena Energy’s Tolo 1 project site in Jeneponto, in South Sulawesi province.
As part of the whole contract, ALE has been tasked to provide the full TCI package of 20 Siemens Gamesa wind turbines comprising five tower sections to make up a total of 220 abnormal loads.
The components were received at the Makassar Port, where they were unloaded and stored. The generators, weighing 74t each, and the tower sections, the heaviest weighing 86t, were loaded onto 11 axle lines of conventional trailers in a configuration of 3 x 2 file 5 as well as 6 axle lines of clamp tower trailers. This is the first these specialist clamp tower trailers had been used in Indonesia and were ideally suited when negotiating the overhead restrictions on the challenging route as the driving height could be reduced.
For the 64m-long blades, 12 axle lines of specialist extendable blade trailers were utilised in a configuration of 3 x 2 file 4 axles.
So far, ALE has transported 40% of the components almost 100km to the site.
The craneage recently started with the completion of pre-population on two turbine foundations using a 450t mobile crane.
The main-build operation will commence soon using a specialist 750t crane.