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  • 27 February 2019
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    ALE has completed its full scope of work on Ørsted’s Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm. The project concluded in February 2019 when ALE completed the final discharge of the 106th transition pieces (TPs) onto the installation vessel. ALE was contracted by GeoSea to provide the specialist offshore engineering alongside the marine transportation, sea-fastening, load-out […]

  • 5 December 2018
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    ALE has designed a new modular transport frame for carrying transition pieces within marshaling ports, which is said to optimize the costs of offshore wind projects.

  • 26 July 2019
    Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

    Dutch heavy lift and transportation specialist Mammoet has signed an agreement to acquire the UK-based heavy lift and transportation provider ALE. Both companies are specialists in engineered heavy lifting and transport for sectors such as the petrochemical industry, renewable energy, power generation, civil construction, and the offshore industry. “Mammoet and ALE complement each other in […]

  • 10 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    ALE has provided a full pre-piling template installation package to DEME Group’s jack-up vessel Apollo ahead of piling operations at the Moray East offshore wind farm in the UK. ALE carried out barge load-out, transportation and installation of the pre-piling template and provided 20 axle lines of SPMT and cylinders for the work. The project began in […]

  • 6 April 2012

    Global heavy lift and transport company ALE have successfully completed their heaviest land move of a vessel in Dubai, UAE. The move required the use of 418 axles of SPMT’s, weighing 12000t the vessel is the largest ALE has ever loaded-out on a single model of SPMT’s (Scheuerle). The purpose built jack up vessel named […]

  • 26 August 2014

    ALE were contracted to perform the float-over ballasting during the 14,000t SylWin Alpha platform installation in the North Sea. ALE provided all necessary equipment and designed bespoke control and monitoring systems to perform the float-over ballasting during installation. The Sylwin Alpha was transported by the Nordic Giant 101 cargo barge from the Sylwin Alpha fabrication […]

  • 1 October 2018
    Ports & Logistics, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    ALE and their Conbit operation have loaded-out and discharged 54 of the contracted 106 transition pieces for Ørsted’s Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm.

  • 19 August 2019
    Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    Heavy lift specialist ALE and Giant Taiwan have undertaken a joint venture to provide the onshore handling, transportation, and storage of wind turbine foundations for phase 2 of Taiwan’s Formosa 1 wind farm project. This phase is seeing 20 Siemens Gamesa 6MW wind turbines installed 6 kilometres off Miaoli County in the Taiwan Strait, raising […]

  • 19 March 2018
    Ports & Logistics, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    ALE’s latest marine investment, the SARAH S barge, has been deployed on its inaugural job to transport transition pieces (TPs) for the 1.2GW Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm.

  • 20 December 2017
    Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Dutch heavy transportation and lifting company ALE has lifted the second section of a telescopic tower of the first self-installing telescopic offshore wind turbine at the Arinaga port, Gran Canaria. The works are being carried out under the Horizon 2020 Elisa/Elican project, which will result in installing the structure with a 5MW wind turbine off Gran Canaria next year.

  • 28 November 2011
    R&D, Technology

    During the EWEA conference this week in Amsterdam, Mercon and ALE will introduce a new concept for installing offshore mestmasts named EMI, for Eco Metmast Installation. Mercon and ALE have decided to team up to introduce EMI. Willem Griffioen, Managing Director at Mercon feels the two companies are the right combination. “Mercon is a renowned […]

  • 4 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Staffordshire-headquartered heavy transportation and lifting contractor ALE and Dutch large steel constructions specialist Ravestein have announced a new joint venture to own and operate submersible jack-up docks, with the first one scheduled to be launched in the first quarter of 2016. Through the new joint venture the companies will provide the full operational and logistics services, including marine […]

  • 21 November 2018
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Ports & Logistics

    ALE has expanded its heavylifting services by establishing a non-disclosure agreement with the Port of Dundee and OM Heavy Lift to provide the full service of port operations for renewable energy sector.

  • 27 October 2017

    Heavy transportation and lifting contractor ALE has informed that it carried out the weighing, transportation and load-out of the J-tube cage and transition piece (TP) for the Rentel offshore substation (OSS) foundation at the Navacel dock in Bilbao, Spain.

  • 8 July 2016

    Heavy-lifting specialists ALE today reported that it had performed the first load-out of jacket foundations for the Wikinger offshore wind farm. The first jacket, weighing 625t, was loaded-out using self-propelled modular transporters (SPMTs) and a CC8800 crawler crane in Ferrol, Spain. ALE has been contracted to perform a total of 58 land transportations (two per jacket) using SPMTs and […]

  • 27 July 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    Heavy transportation and lifting contractor ALE loaded-out the first of two 3,000-tonne jackets built for the Wikinger offshore substations, in Cadiz, Spain, last week. The jacket was built by Navantia shipyard in Puerto Real for Iberdrola’s 350MW Wikinger offshore wind farm currently under construction in the German Baltic Sea. In December 2014, Iberdrola awarded a EUR 160 million contract to […]

  • 8 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    Dutch heavy lift and transportation company Mammoet has completed the acquisition of the UK-based ALE. The businesses will now operate as one company under the Mammoet brand across over 140 offices and branches worldwide. Over the coming months, a fully developed integration plan will be rolled out that will focus on bringing the two organizations […]

  • 4 July 2018
    Wind Farm Update

    The installation of the full-scale Elisa offshore wind turbine prototype at the Plocan site off Gran Canaria, Spain, has been completed and now the turbine is awaiting the connection to the grid. 

  • 22 January 2014

    ALE has completed the off-loading of eight components that will be assembled to create a prototype wind turbine for an offshore wind project in Fife. The 7mw prototype turbine is one of the largest in the worlwd with a nacelle height of 110m and a blade tip height of 196m from sea level. The project […]

  • 3 June 2016
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Siemens has awarded a four-year crane framework agreement to UK heavy-lift specialist ALE for the supply and deployment of cranes, specialised transport equipment and personnel. The contract is for the period 2016-19, and has a value in excess of GBP 43 million (EUR 55m). It covers Siemens’ harbour-based offshore wind sites in the UK and Germany, […]

  • 21 October 2013
    R&D, Technology

    Siemens the world leader in offshore wind energy solutions is collaborating with the Newcastle University and offshore specialist ALE in an innovative offshore R&D programme. Focused on ensuring the future energy transmission needs of the offshore wind industry are met effectively, wave tank modeling is part of the wider Offshore Platform Reference Design (AC and […]

  • 14 March 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    Lowestoft-based Sembmarine SLP Ltd (SLP) upended and jacked up the jacket structure for the offshore substation platform to be installed at the Dudgeon offshore wind farm at its Hamilton Road site this month. The platform comprises of a topside and jacket structure, the latter of which uses suction bucket technology, a first for a substation in UK waters, with […]

  • 12 July 2016

    The first of 29 Navantia’s jacket foundations for Wikinger offshore wind farm has set sail from Spain and is heading to the Baltic Sea, ScottishPower informed via social media.  The foundations for Iberdrola’s 350MW offshore wind farm in Germany are being constructed at the Navantia facilities in Fene, Northern Spain. The first jacket, weighing 625t, was […]

  • 22 November 2011

    Mercon launches a new product during the EWEA Offshore Wind in Amsterdam on 29/30 November and 1 December, together with partner ALE. You can visit their stand and learn all about their new innovation EMI – for Eco Metmast Installation. EMI is an eco-friendly and economical way to install metmasts offshore. With the EMI method, […]

  • 10 January 2017

    ALE has transported a 75m long Siemens wind turbine blade, which is now installed across the Queen Victoria Square as part of the Hull UK City of Culture programme. The company transported the wind blade on SPMTs and bolsters from Siemens’ production facility, 5.6 kilometres away, through winding city streets to Queen Victoria Square. Once in […]

  • 11 April 2017
    Technology, Wind Farm Update

    The first consignment of Siemens wind turbine blades for the Galloper offshore wind farm have arrived at Peel Ports Great Yarmouth, the turbine maker’s assembly and installation base for the 336MW project.