ALE claims to have performed the heaviest ever land-based crane lift using a jib while working on Total’s FPSO Egina module integration program in Lagos, Nigeria.
The company lifted the ‘S2’ topsides module, with a total load of 2,810 tons, using its AL.SK350 crane and heavy-duty jib.
The crane was rigged in its biggest configuration with a 124-m (407-ft) A-frame main boom, a 49-m (161-ft) ballast radius and a 38-m (125-ft) jib for additional outreach, supported by a heavy winch system and 4,000 tons of ballast.
ALE’s brief was to lift and install six modules from the yard onto their final position on the FPSO’s deck: lift weights ranged from 335 tons to almost 3,000 tons.
Lifting operations took place during March and April.