ALE complete mine transport project in South Africa

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ALE has successfully completed a mine transport project, transporting 30 components making up two new Sandvik bucket wheel stacker reclaimers inside Richards Bay Coal Terminal, South Africa in June.

The components weighed between 16t – 139t and ranged in dimension, with the widest measuring 10m, the highest measuring 18.9m and the longest measuring 63m.

ALE received the components with the ship’s gear at Richards Bay Coal Terminal and transported them 1.2km to the laydown area using 28 axle lines of SPT in a configuration of 4 file 14. The lighter components were staged at the quay and loaded with a reach stacker or mobile crane onto 8 axle lines of conventional trailer.

“During the project we worked very closely with the client to find a solution that would reduce the road works as much as possible. By designing a bespoke support frame for the particularly long components, we could provide a solution that could clear the route,” explained Project Manager Vivian Young.

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