Transporting HRSG Bundles for Plant Conversion

May 5, 2003

(MEMPHIS, Tenn.)Barnhart Crane and Rigging Co., a leading provider of heavy rigging and transportation solutions, has been hired by BE&K Inc. to transport more than 30 heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) bundles and other components for a power generation plant conversion in Florida.

The Florida project is for a gas-turbine power plant that is being converted into a combined cycle plant.

According to John Mickler, manager of Barnhart Crane's Tampa office, the company will transport a total of 30 HRSG bundles weighing up to 313,000 lbs., two HP steam drums, one steam turbine and one steam turbine generator.

Barnhart is utilizing its gantry system to off-load the components from rail cars in the CSX Rail Transport yard and place them on Goldhofer platforms for transport to the plant site, which is located approximately seven miles from the rail yard. Barnhart is responsible for transporting, delivering and storing the components at the power plant site. The project began in mid-April and should be completed some time in June, Mickler said.

Barnhart Crane & Rigging, established in 1969, is a leading national supplier of specialized heavy rigging and transportation solutions. The company, with 14 locations across the United States, also provides crane services, machinery moving and plant relocations, as well as project cargo logistics and heavy equipment storage at its 100-acre, 700,000-square-foot warehouse facility in Memphis, Tenn.  Barnhart Crane & Rigging, an ISO 9001 certified supplier, also operates terminal facilities at thePort of Memphis; Decatur, Ala.; and the deepwater Port of Mobile, Ala. For more information, visit

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