Nooteboom trailers supplied to ALE
ALE, one of the world’s largest heavy transportation and lifting companies, recently placed an order worth millions with Nooteboom Trailers.
The order for 16 vehicles is for the transport of wind turbine parts. Almost all the (mostly eight-axle) extendible semi low-loaders and four-axle Quatro extendible Telesteps have been delivered and put to work to carry out the very complex logistics of this operation.
ALE will be erecting wind turbines in the Eastern Cape and West Coast regions of South Africa. It concerns several wind farms with more than 200 wind turbines manufactured by, among others, Suzlon, Nordex and Vestas.
The components of these turbines are transported over land from various ports to their destinations. Jan Yntema, ALE's director – South Africa, commented: 'We can see important long-term opportunities in South Africa for wind energy and therefore we made sure to choose the best trailers there are for this application. For us this meant Nooteboom Trailers because they are widely known to set the trend in innovative solutions for the transport of wind turbines. The superior quality, the specific adjustments for South Africa and the after service they offer have been the deciding factors here.'