ALE has completed the transportation and installation of three Wärtsilä engines, weighing 153t each, at Siguiri Mine, Guinea, working alongside Rohlig France’s Project department, who were the freight forwarder for the operation.
ALE used their Trojan truck as part of the convoy to transport the engines from the Port of Takoradi, Ghana. The engines had to be transported 2,100km over demanding roads of variable quality. They also needed to pass through four countries; Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mali, and Guinea, before arriving at a power plant on a mining site at Siguiri, Guinea.
At the power plant, ALE placed transport beams under the engines using a fixed gantry for the jacking points. The engine and alternator were then installed by jacking them down in two stages.