Enerpac Gantry Lifting with MKK Logistics in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Operating at a height of 14m, Bangladesh based, MKK Logistics, an Enterprise of Shams Group of Companies, has used an Enerpac SBL900 hydraulic gantry crane to successfully install a 130t HPIP turbine at a 718MW Combined Cycle Power Plant at Meghnaghat in Dhaka.
Combining the high pressure (HP) turbine and intermediate pressure (IP) turbine into a single casing, the HPIP turbine is a compact turbine with a smaller installation footprint. The challenge facing MKK Logistics was how to lift the turbine 14m to the second floor of the Power Plant building and then install it.
“Given the lack of space and restricted building access, we felt confident that our compact Enerpac SBL900 hydraulic gantry could be used to progressively lift the turbine and then position it ready to be fully installed,” says Taher MD Ilias, Assistant General Manager, MKK Logistics.
MKK Logistics calculated that using steel wire slings and utilising the 11m maximum lift height of the SBL900 at the second stage, the turbine could be lifted 14m in two steps. First the SBL900 gantry and skidding track were hoisted to 14m using the building’s overhead crane. Once assembled the gantry was skidded above the turbine. Using linked steel wire slings attached to the gantry header beams, MKK Logistics first lifted and held the turbine at 7.8 m while a steel platform was put in place to rest the turbine on. For the final lift to 14m, single slings were attached to the turbine and SBL900 header beam, and the gantry raised clear of the building’s second floor.
The HPIP turbine was then skidded to a resting place. Although the turbine was facing the right direction, the SBL900 gantry and skid track had to reconfigured by 90 degrees to skid the turbine into its correct position ready for installation.
“We were delighted with the power and reach of the Enerpac gantry, providing just what was required for this demanding lifting project,” Mr Ilias noted.
MKK Logistics, is one of the largest asset based multimodal logistics service providers in Bangladesh, providing a comprehensive logistics service especially in both Inland and River based transportation of Heavy Lift and Project Cargo, Customs Clearance, Equipment Rental, etc. and a complete door-to-door logistics solution over all of Bangladesh.
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Installing the HPIP turbine in it final position in the Power Plant building.