Global heavy transport and lifting company ALE has unveiled the second unit of its 4,300 tonne capacity super heavy lifter.
The 190,000 tonne-metre-rated ALE AL.SK190-2 is undergoing testing at the UK-based company's facility in Breda, the Netherlands. It is the same site where the first unit was assembled, tested and first shown in 2008 (IC October 2008, page 15).
As pictured, the boom is 118 m long and the test load is 1,500 tonnes at 65 m outreach. In that configuration it ships in around 130 containers. The main lift, at up to 10 m an hour, is by strand jacks and there is a 600 tonne auxiliary hoist by winch for faster lifting of lighter loads. Following completion of the testing, it will join its older brother for lifts around the world.