ALE is the first heavylifting company to complete challenging 2,000km delivery route in Saudi Arabia

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ALE has demonstrated its first-rate routing, logistics and engineering capabilities whilst being the first heavylifting company to complete a challenging 2,000km route through the mountains in Saudi Arabia.

The global heavylifting contractor was tasked to deliver two transformers, weighing 75t each, to Al Farsha Substation in the south west of Saudi Arabia.

As the route was so complex and had never been attempted before, the client tasked ALE with finding a feasible solution for transporting the transformer to the power station. Previous attempts had been made by other companies, but was deemed infeasible so it only reached Baish, 700km from Jeddah.

The final route selected presented many different challenges, such as traversing across 13 cities and towns, climbing to a high-altitude height of 2,500m, descending 1,500m downhill through mountainous passes, negotiating 21 tunnels, performing civil works and working in unpredictable bad weather conditions, while ensuring the safe delivery of the cargo.

Within 11 days ALE had transported both transformers safely to site, covering the distance of 2,000km and confronting all obstacles with ease, using local knowledge to meet and exceed the client’s expectations.

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