Final stages for ALE in Malaysian project
By Laura Hatton09 April 2015
Heavy lift and specialized transport company ALE is at the final stages of the SK316 development project in Johor Darul Takzim, Malaysia.
The company was contracted by by Petronas Carigali to perform the weighing and load-out of the WHP jacket, topside and bridge. The project is being completed at the Malaysian Marine Heavy Engineering West Shipyard in Pasir Gudang. ALE was also contracted to supply the mooring winches for the load-out of the WHP jacket, topside, bridge and CPP jacket, a spokesperson added.
ALE started work at the site in January. The Malaysian branch used strand jacks for the roll-up operation of the CPP jacket outer bend. In addition, five crawler cranes were used to lift the jacket 90 degrees. The jacket outer bend weighed 1,533 tonnes.
Mohd Syafiq Suziliman, ALE junior project manager, said, “So far, ALE has completed about 75 % of the project, with the weighing and load-out operations as well as the recent roll-up works being completed on schedule. This is the first time the hold-back by strand jack system has been implemented in the shipyard and by utilising this innovative method, we were successful in regulating the load transfer and prevented any structural jerking.
“We are now at the final stages with the shifting of the LQ for the CPP topside and the supply of the mooring winch for the topside, bridge and CPP jacket expected by the end of April.”