One day train move for ALE
By Katherine Weir03 August 2016
International heavy lift and transport company ALE has completed the unloading and transportation of a train, consisting of 11 units, in just one day in Saudi Arabia.
The 11 units, made up of nine carriages and two locomotives to form one train, were received by ALE at the Jubail Industrial Port.
Each locomotive weighed 100 tonnes and were transported using 11 extendable step frame and multi-axle conventional trailers approximately 500 kilometres to Riyadh. Once on site at the client’s depot, ALE unloaded the pieces directly onto the tracks using two 300 tonne cranes.
Andrew Spink, general manager for ALE’s Saudi Arabia branch, said, “This is another rail project we have recently secured and executed in Saudi Arabia. The client was impressed that we could complete the scope safely in such a short time period. By successfully completing the unloading in just one day, it demonstrates ALE’s sought-after capabilities to handle and deliver a large shipment in one go.”