Global heavy lifting and specialized transport contractor, ALE, has been awarded the Golden Bridge Trade and Investment Award for Best Innovation in Export. The Golden Bridge Awards are a joint initiative between the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain (BLCC) and the British Chamber of Commerce, EU and Belgium. The awards are designed to encourage export and investment efforts to and from the UK, as well as give BeLux and British products and services a higher profile abroad.
ALE gained the award for their work as part of a joint venture responsible for managing the trans-shipment operations at the Modular Intermediate Storage Yard (MISY), which is part of the Yamal LNG Project. ALE is leading the specifically-created joint venture company with international steel construction company Iemants and terminal operator for ro-ro cargo ICO.
ALE’s scope on the project includes the load-in of modules shipped from Asian fabrication yards, the jack-down and storage of the modules at the Port of Zeebrugge in Belgium, and the load-out of the modules for onward shipment to Russia.
Yannick Sel, Senior Sales Manager – Global Projects Division, said: “This award is dedicated to all of the ALE staff working on the project, who have helped to make it such a success. Receiving this recognition, not from within our own industry but from the Chambers of Commerce, shows that ALE has achieved something remarkable.”