International heavy lift specialist ALE has established a permanent branch in the USA, moving into new offices in Houston, while expanding its local capability with the recruitment of additional staff and investing in more heavy lifting and transport equipment.

The investment in new equipment includes specialist transporters and new cranes, the company’s 5,000 tonne AL.SK350 is currently working in Texas where completed a record lift of 2,890 tonnes last month The additional staff members include new engineers, offshore specialists, and sales people.

Regional director Richard Peckover said: “Over the years we have established a reputation for safe and innovative heavy lifting. We can now offer a dedicated USA branch, fully focused to the local needs of the market. Unlike our competitors, we are not just an asset provider, but bring an engineering and solutions driven approach to our clients and their projects.”

“As the team is securing more medium and large profile jobs, and providing solutions across the Gulf Coast, Texas and Louisiana, there are huge growth potentials and we expect further expansion nationwide. By expanding our presence in the country and solidifying it for the long term duration, it demonstrates our commitment to our clients in the USA and North American region.”