Increased flexibility with transportation of fishing trawler in the Netherlands
ALE has reduced costs and provided greater flexibility with the transportation of a fishing trawler, weighing 550t, at a shipyard in Harlingen, the Netherlands.
The trawler was built in a nearby construction hall on steel supports, then transport cradles were installed under the trawler.
ALE first jacked-down the trawler by 1m using SPMTs and then transported the vessel out of the hall using 24 axle lines of SPMT in a configuration of 4 file 12.
The trawler was put on wooden mats on the ship lift. Once ALE had removed the SPMTs, the ship lift lowered the vessel into the water.
ALE’s method provided the client increased flexibility as the trawler could be built at a more convenient height. It also enabled them to complete the build independently of the shipyard’s standard transport arrangement and reduced costs as no ships needed to be removed during the launching.