AN INDUSTRY LEADER.
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. 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 specialized expertise in order to maintain schedules and maximize plant uptime.
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.
Combined Cycle Construction
As one of the leading companies providing heavy transportation and rigging for movement of the turbines, generators and boiler modules associated withLearn More
Gas Turbine Generator Installation
Barnhart was contracted to provide rigging solutions to place equipment on the second story of a co-generation plant in Connecticut. There were numerousLearn More
Generator Heavy Haul
Barnhart was called in at the 11th hour to transport three combustion turbines and three combustion generators for a job in Tennessee. Barnhart originallyLearn More
Coal Car Positioner Rebuild
Barnhart was hired to lift and transport a 75' long coal car positioner weighing 86,000 lbs. from its track to a secondary work site for a rebuild and setLearn More
Transformer Roll Off
Barnhart was hired to offload a 467,000 lbs. transformer from a ship at a port in California. The cargo, which was was sitting on stands in the cargo hold,Learn More
Surge Tank Riser Repair
Barnhart was hired to provide support for a surge tank riser during an outage at a hydroelectric plant in West Virginia. The site was at the end of aLearn More
Chiller Removal and Replacement
Barnhart was contacted to provide a rigging solution for the removal and replacement of three 2,500 pound chiller units on the #3 turbine at aLearn More
Fan Rotor Removal and Replacement
Barnhart was hired to remove and replace a fan rotor at a power plant in Tennessee. Challenges included overhead obstructions and a 60’ wide plant pipingLearn More
An electric company in Arkansas approached Barnhart about receiving an 111,000-pound transformer from a third party and hauling it to a new substation. TheLearn More