Project cargo firm ALE has transported 11 out-of-gauge power plant modules from Kuryk to Karabatan in Kazakhstan.
The modules weighed up to 93 tonnes each and ALE transported up to nine modules simultaneously in one convey in order to minimize disruption. The modules were transported 1,800 kilometers in a round trip using 52 axle lines of conventional trailers with a gooseneck.
“During the transportation, ALE faced the challenge of traversing numerous unpaved roads. They also had to prepare for a steep uphill gradient of 12 percent,” a spokesperson for the firm said.
ALE also recently reported the successful load-out and transportation of an oversized j-tube cage, weighing 255 tonnes, at Bilbao Port, Spain.
Headquartered in Staffordshire, the firm operates more than 30 offices globally and provides heavy-lift services in the oil and gas, civil, nuclear, offshore, renewables, petrochemical, ports, marine, minerals and metals and mining sectors.
Photo: The modules in transit to Karabatan. Credit: ALE