Container crane assembly and skidding in Togo Terminals, Togo
ALE has successfully completed the receiving, assembly and skidding to quayside rails of two STS cranes, weighing 1,000t, in the Port of Lomé, Togo.
ALE received the cranes from the ship’s hook at the designated area of the quay.
The two STS cranes were assembled using ALE’s CC2500-1 500t crawler crane and the SCC8300 300t crawler crane. The leg panels were assembled first; this included the full mechanical and electrical assembly, as part of ALE’s contracted scope of work. After the leg panels were assembled, they were lifted using the two crawler cranes using a top and tailing method.
The remaining parts of the cranes, including the main beam and machinery house, were also installed with the ALE’s cranes. These were then placed onto temporary supports in preparation for the next phase.
The cranes were then jacked-up using the jack and pack technique and the temporary supports were removed. Using eight of ALE’s SKS150 skid shoes, the cranes were skidded 18.2m from the assembly site to the definitive working rail, where they were jacked-down onto the rails.
ALE completed the whole scope over a period of 12 weeks, from receiving the cranes, assembly and skidding to the quayside rails.