Short notice mobilisation
Marine engineering operations for unexpected shipyard recoveries often need to be performed quickly to minimise costs and reduce disruption to other work. ALE swiftly mobilised its specialist heavy lifting equipment to perform the righting of a ship in A Coruña, Spain, and enable its repairs to be completed.
The vessel, weighing 400t and measuring 33m long, needed to be lifted until it was upright and then moved to rest on its keel. Several other companies had attempted the operation unsuccessfully.
The limited space at the dock meant using a large heavylift crane would have significantly impacted other operations at the shipyard. The solution also needed to be viable on the boathouse’s steep slope. ALE’s lengthy experience of providing bespoke alternative lifting solutions enabled them to work alongside the shipyard to devise an efficient solution and prepare for the project in only 15 days.