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Container crane assembly and skidding in Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala


ALE has successfully completed the receiving, assembly and skidding to quayside rails of two container cranes in Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala.


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Each crane weighed 1,200t.


ALE received the crane parts and components via the ship’s crane and offloaded onto SPTs. Once loaded onto the trailers, the parts were delivered to the assembly area where two mobile cranes were used to offload and position the parts onto the ground.


ALE carried out the also full mechanical and electrical assembly of the ALE crawler cranes, CC2500 and CC1800, by using one 80t capacity crawler crane with telescopic boom.


The cranes were assembled in the assembly area, which was at 100m away from the quay. ALE used a total of four crawler cranes to assemble the panels at ground level and erected the main beam, the A frame and the machinery house lifted by tandem lift. Auxiliary equipment such as spreader beams, forklifts, telehandlers and torque machines were also required to perform the assembly. ALE also carried out the welding and painting.


Once the assembly was completed, the ALE SS500 skidding system was installed underneath the travel units of the crane. The crane was skidded 100m to the quay.


Finally, ALE performed the commissioning of the newly assembled crane, ready for it to be delivered to the client.


ALE completed the whole scope over a period of 16 weeks, from the initial pick-up to the offloading from the barge at final destination.

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