ALE transports turbine components
By Christian Shelton10 August 2018
International lifting and transport specialist ALE is performing the transport, craneage and installation of 20 Siemens Gamesa wind turbine components to Vena Energy’s Tolo 1 project site in Jeneponto, South Sulawesi, Indonesia.
As part of the contract, ALE was tasked with providing the full TCI package of 20 Siemens Gamesa wind turbines comprising five tower sections, to make up a total of 220 abnormal loads.
Components were received at the Makassar Port, where they were unloaded and stored. The generators, weighing 74 tonnes each, and the tower sections, the heaviest weighing 86 tonnes, were loaded onto 11 axle lines of conventional trailers in a configuration of 3 x 2 file 5 as well as 6 axle lines of clamp tower trailers. This is the first time these specialist clamp tower trailers had been used in Indonesia and were ideally suited when negotiating the overhead restrictions on the challenging route as the driving height could be reduced, said ALE.
For the 64-metre-long blades, 12 axle lines of specialist extendable blade trailers were utilised in a configuration of 3 x 2 file 4 axles.
At the time of writing ALE had transported 40 per cent of the components almost 100 km to the site.