ALE lifts roof of World Cup stadium
By Christian Shelton08 August 2017
Heavy-lift specialist ALE has completed the lifting and installation of 1,300 roof sections of a 2018 FIFA World Cup stadium in Russia.
Each roof section of the Mordovia Arena stadium, located in the city of Saransk, had different dimensions and weighed 80 tonnes each.
ALE used a 750 tonne capacity crawler crane with a 45 metre luffing jib in the largest configuration possible to lift and install the roof sections.
As there was limited space inside the stadium, with just enough space to pass through the gates, ALE stretched the crane’s main boom to 118 metres.
It took nine months to lift and install the roof sections and, despite the challenging winter season, ALE says it met the set deadlines of the building the stadium’s building schedule so that it is ready for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.