Limited site space
As part of providing the full onshore heavylifting solution for one of the largest refineries in the Middle East, ALE used its Mega Jack 300 for jacking-up 188 modules, measuring as large as 50m in length and weighing up to 2,100t.
ALE’s scope comprised the installation of modules of varying weights, sizes and foundation heights, requiring flexibility and speed in terms of the transport and jacking equipment.
ALE received the pre-assembled pipe rack modules from barges at the project’s construction dock, where they were transported on SPMTs over 4km to a staging area.
Once at staging, the modules were raised to various heights to suit the finish foundations on site using 16 towers of the Mega Jack 300 to accurately lift the modules.
As the components of the Mega Jack 300 system are both compact and easy to handle on site, the re-configurations were made in as little time as possible.
Therefore, the Mega Jack 300 was the most time efficient and stable solution that had the ability to work within the project site. The trailers also fitted easily alongside the system for seamless loading. The jacking time was vastly reduced, resulting in jack-up operations taking just one or two hours.