Featured Project: Cooling Tower Electrical Reliability Improvement Project

Setting Two Cooling Towers in a Working Refinery

Lift in airBMWC was challenged to perform the setting of (2) 15’ x 52’ cooling tower unit sections within an active, working refinery. The original plan to set the modules included a piece of equipment that had to be fabricated, which would have pushed back the completion date. Pushing back the schedule wasn’t an option because other projects couldn’t be completed until the cooling tower unit sections were set. BMWC provided a rigging solution to set the units in the refinery without disrupting the power lines or other projects in the area. BMWC’s crew was responsible for the coordination of a 550-ton crane, submitting an engineer lift plan for approval, as well as the site prep work needed to meet the project soil compaction requirements, and also for the removal of the HVAC/scrubber units. BMWC ironworkers, carpenters, laborers and operators worked together to complete the project within a very tight schedule. This complete scope of work was completed in one week with the critical lift taking place over a weekend. We are proud to report that this project was completed without injury or incident, and it was completed on schedule and under budget as well.

BMWC partnered with Lifting Gear Hire Corp to do a case study about the Modular Spreader Beams used on the project. The case study was published in Smart Solutions Magazine. Click here to read the article.


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