International heavy lift and transport company ALE, based in the UK, has been awarded the Guinness World Record for the heaviest load moved by self propelled modular transporter (SPMT).
For the record ALE transported a PUQ deck weighing 13,191.98 tonnes and measuring 98.5 metres long, 46 m wide and 58.8 m high, in Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates. The deck is the largest offshore platform constructed by Lamprell.
ALE used 512 axles of SPMT to move the deck 883 m. It took four hours to transport the unit and 10 hours for load-out to be completed, a company spokesperson said. The deck is now on its way to the Golden Eagle Area Development (GEAD) in the North Sea.
Presenting the award was Samer Khallouf, UAE Guinness World Records adjudicator, at an event held at the Habtoor Grande hotel in Dubai on Tuesday 22 April 2014.
Richard Peckover, ALE executive director for the Middle East and Africa, said, “We’re proud to have worked with Lamprell on this landmark project. The industry is continuing to see an increase in the size and weight of offshore structures and it’s great to see that ALE’s capabilities have enabled yet another record to be broken. Everyone involved worked tirelessly to ensure the success of the project and the teamwork between us and Lamprell has accumulated in the achievement of this award.”
James Moffat, chief executive officer for the Lamprell Group, said, “I am pleased to announce the completion and delivery of the second GEAD deck to Nexen, on time and within budget, to world class standards of safety and quality.”