ALE has successfully loaded, transported and rotated a 100t ship hull in South Africa

The project, which took place in Table Bay Harbor, South Africa, was performed in several stages over three days.The first consisted in loading the hull onto 24 axle lines of self-propelled trailer before transporting it from the fabrication warehouse to the rotation area within the harbour. Then the hull, which was built upside down to reduce the manufacturing time, was rotated 90 degrees by three 220t cranes with an innovative methodology: detach the third crane, replace it on the opposite side, type and complete the rotation.The hull was then transported back on the SPTs to the fabrication warehouse and offloaded using the trailers’ hydraulics.