UK heavy lifter ALE expands in Africa

Staffordshire-based engineer ALE Heavy Lift expanded its operations in Africa with the opening of a new office in Nigeria, described by the firm as "one of the leading economies" in the region.

The Nigeria outpost joins ALE’s two offices in South Africa and a sales presence in Ethiopia and Egypt.

The Nigeria office will seek business in oil and gas, petrochemical, offshore, power generation and shipyards projects in Nigeria and the West African region.

The branch will contain commercial, operations and engineering teams, with the aim of eventually carrying out bespoke full projects.

Adrian Jordaan, ALE’s general manager in Nigeria, said: "We are working hard to build relationships and have already lined up some potential prospects."

Recently ALE’s 120m-high AL.SK190 crane, the most powerful crane ever used on a London building site, began work on the redevelopment of the Earl’s Court exhibition centre.

Image: ALE’s transportation and installation of power plant equipment in Tunisia (ALE)

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