Jun 3, 2004

Opportunities to witness operation of lifting solutions garner strategies to lower total project costs.

June 3, 2004
Mobile, Alabama

Large-scale projects in the power and refining industry create challenges for engineering and construction firms along with plant owners. The work performed must minimize the cost and impact of these jobs. Due most to environmental requirements for upgrades, the need to a competitive advantage has led Kellogg-Brown and Root to tap into the innovative skills of key subcontractors to provide ideas to bring efficiencies.

By going to the source to see first hand the services and capabilities of companies such as Barnhart Crane and Rigging, KBR, in addition to others, have the chance to investigate solutions to lower the total cost to erect heavy process vessels in refineries and other plants. Barnhart conducted a series of demonstrations at their main operations facility in Memphis to present the services of their Modular Lift Tower. “The need for competitive advantage, especially in environmental compliance projects with not significant profit justification make the ability to view these solutions invaluable”, says David Olivarez, Rigging and Engineering Manager for KBR.

Nothing beats “kicking the tires” of new technology to get a feel for capability. Time spent with engineers and planners lead to new ideas and technologies that can be the “edge” on a project.

Barnhart Crane and Rigging ( is a leading supplier of specialized heavy rigging and transportation solutions. Through its US network of branches, they provide a full-range of crane and rigging services, project cargo logistics and heavy equipment storage at its Heavy Lift Terminal at the Port of Memphis. In addition to branches in the US, Barnhart also has a facility in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Kinnon Phillips, Bellwether Group
(251) 433-3993 ext. 202 or

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