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ALE has been awarded the Golden Bridge Trade & Investment Award for Best Innovation in Export.

The British Ambassador to Belgium, Alison Rose, presented the award to ALE at a ceremony hosted at the British Residence in Brussels, Belgium, in November.

ALE gained the award for their work as part of a joint venture responsible for managing the trans-shipment operations at the Modular Intermediate Storage Yard (MISY), which is part of the Yamal LNG Project. ALE is leading the specifically-created joint venture company with Iemants and ICO. ALE’s scope on the project includes the load-in of modules shipped from Asian fabrication yards, the jack-down and storage of the modules at the Port of Zeebrugge in Belgium, and the load-out of the modules for onward shipment to Russia.

The jury were impressed with ALE’s innovative approach to securing, managing and delivering a project that required vast complexity. ALE was able to provide a fully integrated solution for the client, which also led to increased traffic for the Port of Zeebrugge, resulting in the port’s expansion.

Yannick Sel, Senior Sales Manager – Global Projects Division, said: “This award is dedicated to all of the ALE staff working on the project, who have helped to make it such a success. Receiving this recognition, not from within our own industry but from the Chambers of Commerce, shows that ALE has achieved something remarkable.”

The Golden Bridge Awards are a joint initiative between the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain (BLCC) and the British Chamber of Commerce | EU & Belgium. The event is designed to encourage export and investment efforts to and from the UK, as well as give BeLux and British products and services a higher profile abroad.


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