Mammoet to acquire UK heavy lift ALE

SCHIEDAM, Netherlands: July 26, 2019. Subject to anti-trust approval, Mammoet has agreed to purchase UK heavy lift specialist ALE.

Both companies are specialists in engineered heavy lifting and transport for sectors such as the petrochemical industry, renewable energy, power generation, civil construction and the offshore industry.

Paul van Gelder, Mammoet CEO said: “We are very happy with this agreement. Mammoet and ALE complement each other in geographical presence on all continents. Together, we have a well-balanced portfolio of activities worldwide. This enables us to improve our service proposition and create synergies, as we are able to mobilize equipment and personnel swiftly anywhere. Last but not least, Mammoet and ALE both have a strong legacy in innovations which, once combined, will enable us to grow as a technologically leading player.”

Mark Harries, group managing director of ALE added: “Mammoet and ALE share a strong ambition to be leading in the engineered heavy lifting and transport sector. Both companies have a strong track record and are renowned for their craftsmanship, innovations and fleet of equipment. We both have shaped the profession of heavy lifting and transport through numerous innovations in the past decades. The prospect of the two companies joining forces is very exciting.”

ALE’s K1650L tower cranes (pictured) have begun work to install 14 wind turbine generators (WTG) at the Lincoln Gap Wind Farm site near Port Augusta in southern Australia, where they will help to power 155,000 homes.

It is the first time this type of crane has been used for wind turbine installation in Australia. ALE has brought two of the innovative cranes to the country, where one recently commenced work at Lincoln Gap Wind Farm.

The K1650L tower crane was selected for the project due to its high wind speed tolerance and small footprint. The crane’s compactness means the size of hardstand can be reduced by more than 50 percent in comparison with other cranes widely used in the wind industry, allowing cost and time savings in civil works.