October 24 - Collett & Sons has utilised its Enerpac JS-250 jack-up system for the installation of a 100-tonne Siemens steam turbine and a 60-tonne generator at an incinerator plant in Hull, UK.
Working within tight space restrictions, the four tower jack-up system lifted the power generation plant equipment to a height of 4.5 m, allowing it to be skidded into position.
Collett's self-propelled modular transporters (SPMT) manoeuvred the steam turbine and generator on site within the plant and positioned the cargoes above the jack-up units.
Following the 4.5 m lift, Collett's skidding systems moved the units 14 m into their final positions.
"We considered a gantry, but there was no space to move the gantry forward to position the turbine and generator," explained Lincoln Collett, technical director at Collet & Sons. "The combination of the jack-up's synchronised lift and skidding worked very well."