Out with the old & in with the new
Since the venerable old LISTER BLACKSTONE gensets were installed in National Grids Wymondley Sub-Station things have changed a bit. Not least the installation of a formidable automatic sliding gate.
So when a client got the job of updating all 3 of the 14 tonne beasties, they were going to need to give some consideration to the affects on that by the 200 tonne mobile crane required to lift them out safely.
Our technical team were approached to come up with a plating solution that would withstand the loadings, and provide ‘deflection space’ underneath to avoid any contact. Although this was relatively straightforward with us having access to the indomitable SERIES 38 plates, it did mean that once they were installed, the gates could not be operated as there wouldn’t be room underneath.
So at the clients request we had drivers and HIAB vehicles attending the site right across the weekend, to place and remove the installation as and when required. SALLY of course, made the whole thing super slick.