ALE performs North America’s biggest land lift with heavylift crane
ALE has performed one of North America’s heaviest crane lifts using a land-based heavylift crane, lifting the 2,884.4t (3179.5 US tons) MRU module, for an oil and gas project in Texas, USA.
The unrivalled 354,000te/m load moment and long outreach of the world’s largest capacity land-based crane, the AL.SK350, enabled the global heavylifting specialists to lift the second of three modules on top of the offshore topside.
The three modules, weighing a combined total up to 6,614t (7,290 US tons with block and tackle included), are being lifted using ALE’s unique AL.SK350 crane for the project in Ingleside. As the crane can lift from one position, this is the ideal solution for working in the congested site and significant time is saved by not needing to relocate the crane for every lift, as would have been the case with other ring cranes.
The second lift, involving the MRU module, took place in January and weighed a combined total of 2,884.4t (3179.5 US tons with block and tackle included). For this, the installation outreach ranged from 31.4m to 29.9m (103ft to 98ft).