ALE’s class 300 barge in action for the first time (photo: ALE)
ALE reports that the company is expanding its marine services to provide full offshore barge transportation, including brokering, chartering and hire, as well as full turnkey marine operations.
As part of ALE’s commitment to offering a full turnkey service in the marine and offshore sectors, barges will be provided from ALE’s own fleet as well as in partnership with key suppliers.
The fleet includes different classes, such as 250’, 300’ and 400’ class barges as well as ALE’s innovative Hydro Deck pontoon.
Darren Adams, ALE Director – UK, says, “By enhancing our overall marine capabilities and offering a full barge package, it compliments what we already do. Teamed with our Marine Engineering division, we are proud to provide an end-to-end service. By bringing this much needed service to the market, we can continue to find the best solution for our clients to complete the job.”
The new barge fleet is an addition to ALE’s turnkey service, which includes services from engineering and project management to the design of bespoke solutions including ramps, grillages, seafastening, winches and ballast pumps.
ALE also has an existing, dedicated Marine Engineering Division that provides the full support of marine operations and services, such as quayside and bollard analysis, ballast and mooring calculations, barge deck strength analysis, marine management and sea fastening calculations.