ALE Mega Jack 800
International heavy lift and transport specialist ALE is building a second Mega Jack 800 jacking system for its fleet.Mega Jack 800 is an 800 tonne capacity jacking system launched in 2014. It has been used around the world and the demand is such that another system is now needed, UK-headquartered ALE said. Like the first system it will have four 12 metre towers, including starter cassettes and bracing cassettes to connect braces for jacking higher.
Commenting on the news, Ronald Hoefmans, ALE technical director, said, “Since we launched the Mega Jack 800 it has been constantly used on different projects, ranging from jacking bridges and offshore modules to heightening cranes. Clients like the versatility and time efficiencies of the system. A second system will not only be able to fulfil the demand, but the way it is built will give us the capabilities to jack-up bigger modules using up to eight towers and the possibility of putting two towers side by side with starter beams to give up to 1,600 tonnes capacity.”
The second system is due in August 2017 for its first job, in the UK, where it will jack up a bridge and launch it by skidding the towers over a barge, ALE said.