A Mega Move

When an Edward’s client sold two gas turbine generators to a power plant in rural Kentucky, it wasn’t long before they realized that delivery of these mega-sized components would present a multitude of challenges. Edwards Moving & Rigging would develop a comprehensive plan over several years that would culminate in an on-time, on budget delivery despite record breaking snowfall and a multitude of challenges.

Challenges

Navigating through construction with load clearances of less than inches on each side. A governor declared state of emergency for record snowfall.

The removal of 55′ of guardrail. A 20 foot box culvert within view of the final destination, would need shoring and cribbing.

Specifics

BRIDGES: 47

  • Some as long as 300 feet

OVERPASSES: 44

  • Three of which were less than 16 feet tall and two with less than 2 inches of clearance.

TOTAL AXLES: 38

  • Using a 32-axle dual lane Goldhofer and pushed and pulled by two prime movers.

WEIGHTS:

  • Turbine Skids – 843,296 pounds
  • Generator Skids – 821,008 pounds
  • Auxiliary Skids – 500,992 pounds

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