Generator Installation at the Owen Springs Power Station
Challenge: Installing three 10.9 megawatt diesel gas generators and alternator sets at The Owen Springs Power Station near Alice Springs, about 950 miles inland from the nearest port or major city. Each generator and alternator set weighed several hundred tons and required precise alignment during installation. Constrained by permanent overhead structures, traditional cranes were not an option.
Solution: To undertake this precise exercise, the SBL1100 hydraulic gantry was deployed along with self-propelled trailers to unload and place the loads onto their respective foundations. The utilization of such specialized transportation and alternative lifting equipment allowed each of the generators and alternators to be unloaded and relocated all in a single operation, increasing the efficiency of the task. The SBL1100 patented foldable design allowed for easy transportation to the remote site, while the unit’s quick ‘plug and play’ setup required only half a day.