Biglorryblog: MAN and ALE takes the train

Abnormal Load Engineering (ALE) has completed the unloading and transportation of a train, consisting of 11 units, in just one day in Saudi Arabia.

ALE received the 11 units, made up of nine carriages and two locomotives to form one train, at the Jubail Industrial Port.

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Each locomotive weighed 100t. These were then transported using 11 extendable step frame and multi-axle conventional trailers approximately 500km to Riyadh.

Once on site at the client’s depot, ALE unloaded the pieces directly onto the tracks using two 300t cranes.

Andrew Spink, General Manager for ALE’s Saudi Arabia branch, said: “This is another rail project we have recently secured and executed in Saudi Arabia. The client was impressed that we could complete the scope safely in such a short time period.  By successfully completed the unloading in just one day, it demonstrates ALE’s  capabilities to handle and deliver a large shipment in one go.”