Transverse load-out track record
In-house naval expertise
Management and co-ordination of simultaneous operations
ALE’s experience in combining multiple load-out scopes, including strand jack pulling, barge ballasting and mooring, was instrumental to ensuring the safe and successful load-out of two 7,000t topsides in Sohar, Oman.
The project’s greatest challenge was that both load-outs needed to be completed transversally and this required the topsides to be transported across the width of the barge. ALE would also need to consider the critical effect of the tidal variations on the manoeuvre. Compared to a longitudinal load-out, ALE would be working with a much finer margin of error to maintain the barge’s stability for a safe operation.