Rigging Jobs of the Year Named at SC&RA Annual Conference

The winners of the 2012 SC&RA Job of the Year competitions for Rigging were announced during the 2012 Annual Conference. The three categories were Rigging Jobs under $150,000, Jobs $150,000 to $750,000, and Jobs Over $750,000.
 

  • Under $150,000: George Young Companies, Swedesboro, N.J., relocated a 107-year old, 103,000-pound monument at Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pa., using 100-ton capacity hydraulic gantries in combination with a 400-ton capacity turntable, and a 500-ton Hydra-Slide system. Multiple eight-foot long custom built skid-shoes allowed for numerous safety cribs to support the lower lift/skid beams and the granite base and easily slide the monument into final position over the waiting foundation. 

 

  • $150,000 to $750,000: Atlas Industrial Contractors, Ltd., Columbus, Ohio, assisted in the rebuilding of a damaged generator at FirstEnergy Corporation’s Sammis Station during the peak of the winter lighting and heating season in Ohio. To deal with overhead obstructions, Atlas employed a 1,000-ton gantry system with a height elevation of 40 feet. Atlas also used two legs of its 500-ton gantry connected to a tailing fixture. Atlas employed 80 feet of 30-inch track and 30 feet of 15-1/2-inch track to support and direct the rolling gantries.

 

  • Over $750,000: Barnhart Crane and Rigging, Memphis, Tenn., removed and replaced four feedwater heaters, a condensate cooler and two main feed pump/motor skids inside the condenser shells of both units in a plant upgrade project at the Point Beach Nuclear Station (PBNS) in Two Rivers, Wis.  Barnhart engineers designed several pieces of equipment to respond to challenges that included flooring incapable of supporting the weight of the feedwater heater and a host of clearance issues.