Osprey Delivers First Giant Turbine Hall Crane Girder to Hinkley Point C - Video – Heavy Lift News
25 Sep 2023

Osprey Delivers First Giant Turbine Hall Crane Girder to Hinkley Point C – Video

The first of two giant Turbine Hall crane girders was recently successfully delivered by Osprey to the Hinkley Point C site.

The girder that spans the width of a football pitch was moved from Avonmouth to Hinkley Point C in early September.

Working better, together – that’s how Osprey have brought the first of two giant Turbine Hall crane girders into the Hinkley Point C site.

Here’s what John O’Connor, Osprey’s Contract Integration Lead, said: “The delivery of these huge assets in near-complete condition can only have been achieved by close collaboration across multiple teams. The modularisation and fit-out of the 300t crane off-Site at Avonmouth meant the build was optimised and accelerated. It also released valuable space on Site so another programme could construct its assets early. The benefits are far-reaching. I’m pleased to see how our team developed transportation and installation schemes to support this. It really shows what can be achieved when experience meets logic, and the teams involved focus shared engineering expertise to achieve a common goal.”

Once both girders are installed, they will be responsible for supporting the 300t capacity overhead crane as it manoeuvres on rails up and down the Unit 1 Turbine Hall.

The crane will be used for the assembly of the Steam Turbine and also for maintenance throughout the operational life of the power station.

 

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