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Boiler transportation and installation, UK



ALE has successfully completed the transportation and installation of a 140t boiler at the Tyseley Resource Recovery Centre in Birmingham, UK, a new-build waste-to-energy power station that will supply power to homes in the area.


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The Tyseley project is being built by the EPC contractor MWH Global and ALE were awarded the scope for transporting and installing the 140t boiler.

ALE received the boiler from a heavy-lift vessel in Ellesmere Port and loaded onto an 11 axle Nicolas, 3.65m wide hydraulic trailer and transported 121 miles to site using a Trojan truck. During this journey, as required by the authorities, ALE selected a transportation arrangement to suit the load capacity in respect of the axle loadings on structures along the route.

After the boiler was vertically rotated 90 degrees at site, it was then transferred to a smaller configuration of 8 axle lines of SPMT to transport the boiler into the building and position it ready for installation.

Using a four point hydraulic Lift ā€˜nā€™ Lock gantry system, ALE raised the boiler over 5m in height before skidding the boiler laterally over its support steelwork. Once aligned, the boiler was lowered into its final position.

Due to the limited space available inside the building, all equipment had to be positioned with great care.

The entire operation, from the boiler transport operation leaving the port to full demobilisation, was completed within six days.


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