Technical advances in offshore installation and floatover capabilities have made it possible to fabricate complete topsides weighing in excess of 60,000t.
With budget, location and oceanography constraints, alternative methods from the typical heavylift vessel are often called upon. ALE’s experience coupled with our innovative R&D division means that we are at the forefront of designing and performing alternative solutions, such as high deck mating and eco mast installation.
Our ballasting systems are unique due to the modularisation feature that can satisfy the biggest projects. With an external rapid ballast (EBS) capacity over 72,000 Cu M/Hr, we have completed some of the most challenging offshore installations in the world.
During such projects the EBS is used to transfer weight onto installation structures. The computerised system allows full operation from a single control room, including flow and distribution, operation of HPUs, ballast and de-ballast pumps, barge level systems and ballast monitoring.