ALE roof installation
By Christian Shelton12 March 2018
ALE has installed the roof of the Olympic Parque Roca swimming pool in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Heavy lift and transportation specialist ALE has completed the roof installation of the Olympic Parque Roca swimming pool in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The lifts were started in December 2017 and finished in January 2018. ALE installed six sections, each weighing up to 50 tonnes, as well as a springboard and steel structure, using a 600 tonne capacity crawler crane with a luffing jib and 30.5 metre main boom. By deploying this crane, which is slightly smaller than other ALE lifting machines, the company said it delivered a more efficient configuration that was ultimately a more cost-effective method for the client.
Time restrictions meant ALE had to work to a strict schedule while also managing to assemble other lightweight parts.
Alejandro Gil, ALE project engineer, said, “We were chosen following our previous success with roof lifts across the Latin American region and for the alternative lifting solution we proposed, which minimised costs to the client. The team worked really hard to quickly mobilise the equipment and it paid off when we were able to complete the roof installation ahead of schedule.”
The roof is part of the Parque Roca stadium, that will host the Youth Olympic Games in October 2018.