The transportation and installation of components is time-critical for power plants. Large and heavy objects like turbines, generators and transformers require significant coordination and specialize expertise in order to maintain schedules and maximize plant uptime.
Barnhart is an industry leader in the transportation and erection of power generation equipment. Our experience in hundreds of plant construction projects has allowed us to develop efficient and innovative solutions in the rigging and transportation of the major power plant components.
Life extension, uprates and major maintenance require the handling of major components within the plants. To perform this work during planned outages, a thorough knowledge of major construction techniques is required. Barnhart has developed unique tools and methods to perform the movement and installation of major equipment. These tools, along with our vast experience, provide peace of mind that we will meet and exceed expectations for schedule and safety.
Rigging supervision, lift planning, site transportation services, crane services and more can be provided through our team of professional supervisors, engineers and project managers. The expertise of Barnhart helps insure the safety, quality and timely completion of plant outages. Additionally, we are often called upon to participate in the "Readiness Planning" of various operating plants. These plans serve to limit downtime during emergency outages by having in place engineering, rigging plans, transportation surveys and custom tools associated with critical components such as transformers, reactors and turbine rotors.