We have the expertise in-house to design bespoke ballast systems, tailored to the particular challenges of offshore platforms and topsides.
In addition, we offer a range of hydraulic submersible ballast and de-ballast pumps to undertake high-capacity barge operations such as ballasting loadouts and loadins. We frequently supply ballast and de-ballast systems capable of over 60,000 Cu M/h. The system is fully computer monitored to ensure accuracy, and can be used in conjunction with our innovative skidding and strand jack equipment to perform sophisticated loadout operations.
Control of the ALE barge ballasting system can be offered at two levels:
- locally, via the mounted panel situated on each hydraulic power pack, which allows the operator to control each pump or flow distribution butterfly valve individually
- or remotely, using in-house designed software and accompanying PLC control interface panels mounted on each power pack
We provide flexibility and efficiency by holding a variety of common barge configurations on our database to minimise setup time on new operations.