All Industrial Services Inc. of New Jersey| 190 Boundary Rd, Marlboro, NJ 07746
quote@rbaker.com| 732-222-3553|            
 
All Industrial Services Inc. of New Jersey| 190 Boundary Rd, Marlboro, NJ 07746
quote@rbaker.com| 732-222-3553|            
190 Boundary Rd, Marlboro, NJ 07746 732-222-3553
asset recovery, rigging team with sling and interior demolition

Industrial Rigging A Wind Turbine

Industrial Rigging A Wind Turbine

For those of us who work at R. Baker & Son, industrial rigging and demolition is a way of life. Imagine the surprise when, on a trip a few years ago to visit family, an R. Baker staff member found himself watching the assembly of a giant wind turbine just a stone’s throw from his uncle’s home in upstate New York. Family members had seen several large tractor trailers transporting enormous conical steel tower sections and fiberglass blades through town, so they decided to visit the nearby wind farm under construction at the top of a mountain. There they watched crews rig and place a tower section and spoke with the industrial rigging contractors charged with erecting the wind turbines. 

A 500-ton high-lift crawler crane and a 100-ton hydraulic crane were strategically positioned at the steel-reinforced concrete tower base. Riggers connected each end of tower section to each crane, and the section was lifted from the oversize tractor trailer, which had somehow negotiated its way over winding roads to the mountaintop. The smaller crane steadied the section as the high-lift crane rigged it into a vertical position.  The section was then carefully rigged onto numerous steel bolts the top of the two sections of tower already in place. The industrial rigging company foreman explained that the rigging of the 40-ton nacelle, the housing for the generator and other main components, would follow once the top tower section had been properly secured. The rotor, assembled onsite with its three 120-ft. blades, would then be rigged in one piece and connected to the nacelle.  Once completed, the wind farm would have a generating capacity of over one hundred megawatts. 

R. Baker & Son - All Industrial Services
1 Globe Court
Red Bank, NJ 07701
732-222-3553

http://www/rbaker.com


 

Full News Archive

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

Recent News

Taking On Diverse Tasks on Renovation and Construction Projects
Taking On Diverse Tasks on Renovation and Construction Projects

Large renovations projects can be multi-faceted in depth and scope, and oftentimes a variety of small, unassigned tasks emerge as work progresses. Because these unexpected elements can make or break...
Rigging Operations, Winter Safety, Rigging Contractor
Crane & Rigging Operations and Safety During Winter

Winter is here, and as always, frigid temperatures, ice, and snow have the potential to create hazards that require crane and rigging personnel to take special precautions. These safeguards apply not...
Demolition Safety: Structural Shoring and Bracing, NYC
Demolition Safety: Structural Shoring and Bracing

Demolition and dismantling require trained workers with a strong grasp of physics concepts like fulcrum, shear, balance, moment, pressure, electrical and mechanical energy, weight, density, pinch...
Warehouse Demolition, NYC Emergency Service Call
Emergency Warehouse Demolition

The owner of a 25,000 square foot Brooklyn warehouse was in a serious bind. A wall and part of the roof of the recently-vacated building had unexpectedly collapsed, and the remaining walls appeared...
riggers and millwrights, lyophilizer
Rigging & Assembly Teams Install Pharma Fill Line

R. Baker & Son was contracted by a long-time client to install a large vial fill line with a Class 100 environmental tunnel with a large lyophilizer and auto-loader system. This entailed rigging...
Rigging & Building Information Modeling
Planning A Rigging Project w/ BIM

R. Baker & Son worked closely with a client and their design firm to get upfront budget pricing for rigging building and process equipment on a large process manufacturing facility project. The...
curtain wall demolition contractor NYC
Expert in NYC Curtain Wall Dismantling and Demolition

Ever since construction of the glass-clad United Nations Secretariat Building was completed in 1952, skyscrapers encased in sparkling glass curtain walls have come to dominate the New York City...
Interior Demolition - Wet Saw
Interior Demo: Mid-Project Changes Save Time and Money

Discovering an opportunity for substantial cost savings during a project in progress is always a welcome surprise, which was the case on a warehouse renovation in which R. Baker & Son was tasked...