Load-out of four topsides, UAE
Overview: ALE has completed the load-out of four topsides, weighing up to 3,000t, in Dubai, UAE.
Services required: ALE’s Middle East branch worked closely with the client from an early stage, right through to the execution, to establish the job’s requirements, provide practical engineering advice throughout the preparations and come up with smart solutions for the handling of the topsides.
ALE utilised 144 axle lines of SPMT, along with its specialised, modular beams to safely transport the topsides onto a barge in the client’s yard in Jebel Ali Free Zone. Our expert team of supervisors and operators worked together in the challenging summer heat and successfully performed all land transport, load-out, mooring and ballasting operations. All four topsides were loaded-out in a 36 days schedule.
ALE’s in-house logistics department ensured a smooth mobilisation and demobilisation of the team and equipment as required for the load-outs.
The size and weight of the topsides, along with the local tide conditions, required a company with the capabilities and expertise to handle the complete project. ALE was contracted because of their in-depth understanding of the highly specialised engineering and operations involved in the safe and accurate execution of such projects.