Factory relocation: Gas turbines transport and installation in Thailand

Highlights:

  • Transport and installation of two units of 178 tons gas turbine casings in congested industrial environment.
  • Design and fabrication of handling equipment.
  • Engineering of method statements and calculation notes.


In order to relocate Bangkok’s main power plant to its new location in the south of the city, the project owners General Electric and the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand called for experienced professionals, capable to handle the transport and installation of two 178 tons gas turbine casings in congested industrial environment. With its well-known expertise and experience, Dextra Industry & Transport has been awarded, and took the lead in the design, engineering, and the management of the project’s operations.



Complete services for factory relocation and installation projects

Specialized in factory relocation and industrial dismantlement, Dextra Industry & Transport has been the main support of the plant’s gas turbines transport and installation. From the preparation work to the planning, coordination and supervision of the operations, including the design and fabrication of handling equipment, Dextra’s experienced engineering team provided precise services and solutions that suit the project’s requirements and constraints best. Our engineers also provided method statements and calculation notes, as well as the operations’ risk analysis and safety plans. Plus, thanks to our team’s expertise and experience, Dextra Industry & Transport can also dismantle complete factories, and ship them to various destinations in the world. For industrial dismantling, Dextra also offers additional services of factory clearance and removal of obsolete plant and machinery.



Precise and professional methods, key factors for the success of the project

To guarantee smooth and successful transfer of both gas turbines to the new plant, Dextra engineered, prepared and drove precise operations including civil work modifications of the power plant, allowing teams to obtain sufficient space for the installation of the gas turbines:
In order to ease the transfer of the first gas turbine casing GT201 from its storage area to the plant foundation, the side wall of the plant was temporarily opened. A combination of modular trailer, gantry crane and custom made handling equipment, e.g. turntable and skidding equipment, was used for this operation.
The methods used for the transfer of the second casing were slightly different. The GT202 has been relocated from its storage area to loading bay by a modular trailer, and then to foundation by a gantry crane system.
After successfully transported the turbine casings, Dextra Industry & Transport team also planned and coordinated the reinstatement of the plant.

  • Customer nameGeneral Electric/ EGAT
  • Start year2017
  • End year2018
  • Origin CountryThailand
  • Origin City/PortThailand
  • CategoryTransport and Installation Services

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