ALE has demonstrated its multi-service capabilities to complete work on a project involving the transportation of a turret mooring system, weighing 3,702t, in Johor, Malaysia.
The turret project started back in March 2015. ALE was contracted for the weighing, transportation and load-out of the system as part of a project to transfer the turret to Korea where it was subsequently installed onto a ship’s hull. ALE’s scope presented a challenging operation as there was limited space available during the transportation. ALE managed to successfully navigate this as well as negotiate 90 degree turns in narrow areas.
The weighing was carried out using 176 axle lines of SPMT. To increase the accuracy of the readings, ALE installed two manometer gauges on each of the four sets of hydraulic suspension.
The turret support structure, weighing 1,265t, and an SAS gantry, weighing 330t, were transported by SPMT from the fabrication workshop to the assembly area. The turret support structure, SAS gantry and turret head were assembled before being loaded-out onto a barge.
Following the load-out, the structure was transported to South Korea for the final installation onto the main hull.
The project concluded in December 2017.