ALE has increased its jacking capacity to over 100,000t with the introduction of new jacking systems and enhancements to existing technologies, meaning ALE has one of the largest capacities of jacking equipment in the industry.
In order to fill a gap in the market and satisfy client demand to perform the jacking operations on three jobs at the same time, ALE has built four new towers for the Mega Jack.
ALE’s R&D team designed and fabricated the new towers in Breda, the Netherlands. Now with 16 towers, each with 5,200t capacity, the original Mega Jack has over 83,000t capacity.
In addition, when combined with the other jacking systems in the fleet, like the Mega Jack 800 and the new Mega Jack 300, this brings ALE’s total jacking capacity to a huge 100,000t.
“We are always looking at developing new solutions to upcoming challenges and work closely with our clients to find out how we can help them. We have seen an increase in demand for the Mega Jack and, as such, we decided to build additional towers to satisfy three projects that are taking place at a similar time,” explained Technical Director Ronald Hoefmans.