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V.C. Summer Nuclear Reactor Heavy Lift

Project:

To construct the Summer Nuclear Generation Station for South Carolina Electric & Gas, Bigge Power Construction allied with Timberland to build the largest-ever ringer derrick of its type. Timberland provided complete hoist and control systems for each of Bigge’s two 6800 tonne derricks. Each system included four 75-ton traction winches with reel winders and four high-capacity diesel powered hydraulic power units with a synchronized PLC control system.

Challenge:

To lift and place the new station’s main module, all 8 hoists required precise synchronization through Timberland’s proprietary PLC program.

Success:

The placement was executed efficiently in 2013. The Timberland system was able to ensure safe, evenly distributed loading of the boom structure throughout the lifts.

View a video recording of the heavy-lift derricks in action here:

Time-lapse: SCE&G Places CR10 Module at V.C. Summer

Time-lapse: SCE&G places Containment Vessel component at V.C. Summer

Containment vessel “bottom head” placed at new Vogtle Nuclear Unit 3

For further information, contact:

Timberland Equipment Limited
Troy Smith
Timberland Equipment Limited
519-537-6262

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