Green energy project for Crane Rental Corporation
By Laura Hatton26 January 2015
Crane Rental Corporation, based in the USA, has helped transport energy equipment from South Carolina to Florida, USA.
The cargo was made up of energy generating equipment, manufactured by Siemens Energy, for a natural gas clean energy power plant under construction in south Florida.
For the first part of the job, Crane Rental Corporation was tasked with loading the components onto a barge in Charleston, South Carolina. The parts were then shipped to Port Everglades in Florida, where they were unloaded and transported to the power plant site.
To offload the cargo, Crane Rental Corporation used a 110 ton (100 tonnes) capacity Grove 9000E hydraulic truck crane. The model was also used to lift mats and 16.7 metre-long barge ramps into place, a company spokesperson added. The team used hydraulic modular Goldhofer trailers to roll each component off the barge. Once on shore, the loads were transported to their final destination accompanied by police escorts.
The components included a 306 tonne generator, a 153 tonne K-turbine, and a 297 tonne gas turbine. In total, Crane Rental Corporation helped move 14 components for the project, which in total weighed more than 2,700 tonnes.