How to move a 47-tonne module 70 metres

26 April 2024
26 April 2024 sg-admin

Progress towards the pre-commercialisation commissioning of our first SG100 plant continues apace! In the latest instalment, our ongoing video diary charts the movement of the two water cooling units – Systems 260 and 350 – to their external sites.

Moving these chunky units – System 260 weighs almost 17 tonnes and System 350 almost 47 tonnes – over 70 metres into their exact operating locations requires extensive planning and preparation and careful, patient execution.

As Russell Ford, our Engineering Commissioning Manager, explains, it takes teamwork to makes this happen. “Getting the skates under these two systems is the easiest part of the process. Pulling and turning them gently over significant distances and negotiating some obstacles, slopes and uneven terrain is the hard part. The two modules look and certainly are robust. But there’s hazard in relocating such heavy pieces of complex, multi-faceted equipment. It would be easy to damage or distort the modules and equipment, which is why we work so hard to do it right.”

Russell Ford, Engineering Commissioning Manager, Standard Gas


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