Three tiers of lifting for over two decades.
Kelly Panteluk Construction Ltd. contracted Acculift to supply and install three jib cranes at an ash storage pond in use by SaskPower. Coal ash is transferred into the retention pond by water where it then settles to the bottom. The jib cranes are to service the pumps which pump the water to another pond. The water from the second pond is recirculated back through the power plant to transfer more ash to the storage pond system. Each jib crane was installed at a different level to accommodate the rising ash level over the next 10-15 years.
SaskPower needed a way to raise the pumps for cleaning and servicing. Outdoor systems need to be able to handle the elements and the installations always pose unique challenges. Weather can play havoc with scheduling and typical equipment used for a building crane install (scissor lifts, forklifts, etc.) may not work on the terrain.