Moving the company forward into new and innovative methods in solving transport, lifting and handling problems for our customers JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd has just completed the offloading, handling and installation of a Cleaver-Brooks 13.5m x 3.8m x 4.8m 75,000kg Nebraska boiler and 2.6m x 3.3m x 4m 20,000kg associated economiser into the O-Gen Plymtrek energy plant.
With seven months in the planning, JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd were contracted to offload and place the boiler and economiser into their working positions within a building with extreme access restrictions. For the offloading of the boiler an in-depth crane study was completed by JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd due to the size of the boiler and the site restrictions. Two cranes with multiple lifting beam arrangements were contracted by JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd to offload the boiler from transport, roll the boiler into the correct orientation and place into access doorway.
With restricted height and only 80mm of clearance in the doorway width JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd utilised air skates to skid the boiler into the building where the boiler was then jacked up via eight jacking points simultaneously and the support steelwork skidded in beneath. The boiler was then skidded 90º within the building and into position. The successful project emphasises JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd commitment to helping our customers with their transport, lifting and handling projects.