Barnhart's West Monroe, LA office received a contract to provide around-the-clock crane services during a major outage at a combined cycle power plant in the spring of 2013. Barnhart's Memphis, Little Rock, and Logistics branches worked with the West Monroe team to mobilize ahead of schedule. The scope of work involved using one Liebherr LTM 1400 500-ton crane at the steam turbine and two Grove GMK 5165 165-ton All-Terrain Hydraulic Cranes at the two gas turbines. A second Liebherr LTM 1400 500-ton crane was relocated back and forth during the outage between the two gas turbines along with the two 165-ton cranes. Barnhart's onsite cranes made lifts ranging from 500 lbs. up to 125,000 lbs.
When the customer experienced a last minute problem with one of the gas turbine's rotors, Barnhart was tasked with an additional scope of work to leave one 500-ton crane onsite in position until the rotor could return from the repair facility.
As a result, the team was ready to lift and install the repaired rotor straight off the truck and conduct the around-the-clock reassembly of the turbine.