Generator Installation at the Owen Springs Power Station

Generator Installation at the Owen Springs Power Station
One of the generators conveying its size by covering two lanes.
Positioning the diesel gas generator onto its respective foundation
SBL1100 hydraulic gantry preparing to load one of the generators on a 16-axle trailer
Tutt Bryant Heavy Lift & Shift
Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia

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.

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