STAFFORD, UK – ALE has managed load-out of a large platform for a project in the Mexican offshore sector.
The first stage of the three-phase program involved jacking up the topsides, weighing more than 13,000 t, by 14 m (46 ft) using the company’sMega Jack system which had its own starter beams.
ALE claims the Mega Jack can provide quicker assembly and jacking speeds than competing systems.
For load-out of the topsides, ALE – Offshore Services designed and supplied the rapid ballasting system with a capacity of 16,000 cu m/hr (565,035 cu ft), and the associated ballast pipework.
The team then pulled the full topsides load out by 196.63 m (645 ft) using strand jacks and kicker jacks and onto the client’s barge to complete the operation.