National Crane delivery for EPCOR
By Laura Hatton20 November 2014
EPCOR Utilities, based in Edmonton, Canada, has been using its new National Crane NBT16, to help carry out work at electrical sites in Canada.
Work for the NBT16 to lift items, including current transformers, capacitance voltage transformers, lightning arrestors, capacitors, aluminium buses and transformer components, a company spokesperson said. The 16 US ton (14.5 tonne) capacity NBT16 has an 18 metre, three-section full power boom. It is fitted with remote control with dual-side docking stations and ‘out and down’ outriggers.
Cory Fedoruk, EPCOR crane operator, said, “We work on dangerous job sites where time is of the essence. We have to de-energise and ground the equipment we work on. We have limited outages on most jobs, which results in a compressed timeframe to complete our work. The NBT16 can quickly move in and complete the lifts, whereas another crane would take much longer to set up and prep for the job, increasing the cost and time spent on a project.
“We are very happy with this new style of crane,” Fedoruk said. “For us, they filled the void between 10 US ton and 18 US ton capacity cranes. And we really like the ‘H-style outriggers."