Category Archives: Power

“BEST OF” PROJECTS HIGHLIGHTED IN LIFTING LETTER

There’s never a dull moment at Barnhart. Over the course of a year, we perform hundreds of projects for customers each with its own set of challenges. We compile the “best of” in our Lifting Letter newsletter which highlights projects of … Continue reading

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AGING WIND TURBINES: PAY NOW OR PAY MORE LATER

In a recent article on website North American Wind Power, author John Clark cites statistics from the American Wind Energy Association that nearly $40 billion worth of wind installations in the U.S. came out of warranty in 2011.  Another 50% of … Continue reading

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RISING TO THE OCCASION

For the first half of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Monday night, it appeared an upset was in the making.  Michigan, the underdog, was outplaying the much-hyped Louisville, the team widely predicted to win.  Leading the charge for the Wolverines was … Continue reading

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BARNHART ACQUIRES STEEL CITY

Even in an economy that is still far from robust, Barnhart is always looking for ways to expand our services and equipment inventory to better serve our customers. So pardon our enthusiasm and this moment of self-promotion as we announce our … Continue reading

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BARNHART EXPANDS OPERATIONS AND SERVICES WITH FOUR NEW BRANCHES

Continuing our strategy to build a national network, Barnhart is expanding our branches and ability to serve customers. Barnhart recently opened three new offices in Charleston, SC; Owensboro, KY; and Richland, WA which will support project operations. These branches, along … Continue reading

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THE WINDS OF AUGUST

To paraphrase T.S. Eliot, August is the cruelest month, that is, when it comes to hurricanes.  Just take a look at some of the more damaging hurricanes in the past 50 years: Hurricane Katrina – August 29, 2005 Hurricane Andrew … Continue reading

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BARNHART’S HEAVY HAUL THROUGH MISSISSIPPI

This week, Barnhart Crane & Rigging moved heat exchangers from Bigbee Valley, MS to their eventual home at a Mississippi Power plant site in Kemper County on Highway 493 near DeKalb. 

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Another Combined Cycle Power Plant, Another Successful Lift

While the boom of gas fired power generation has ended, the demand for energy has not. As one of the leading companies providing heavy transportation and rigging for movement of the turbines, generators, and boiler modules found in power plants, … Continue reading

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Engineering Promptly Finishes a Turbine and Generator Haul and Minimizes Transport Costs

Market: Power Location: North Carolina Project Dates: 03/2011 The Challenge A customer contracted Barnhart to haul, lift, and set steam equipment after the project had already been started. Starting behind schedule forced the team to work quickly. The Solution Engineering … Continue reading

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Engineering Modifications Simplify a Florida HRSG Removal and Replacement Project

Market: Power Location: Florida Project Dates: 03/2011 – 04/2011 The Challenge A customer contracted Barnhart to remove six old heater recovery steam generators (HRSG’s) and replace them with new modules. However, the team used the same tilting frame for both … Continue reading

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