Mini-Tankers, on-site refuelling provides a solution for a Coal Stacker and two 800 kva Generators to be relocated for customer, Aggreko.
There is interest around the world as this mammoth machine is moved for the first time in 30 years, metre by metre a journey close to 21 km to a new location in the State of Victoria. The move, estimated to take 28 days, is a very complex operation which has taken AGL, and a team of many, 11 months of preparation and will cost in excess of $100,000 million dollars.
Interesting job statistics:
The Coal Stacker is 173 meters long, 38 meters high, 22 meters wide and consumes approx 800 litres daily standing still.
Moves 8 meters per minute and the usual daily movement is a maximum of 80 meters a day
Power cord is 8 klm back to the mine – the longest ever!
The clearing of pine plantation land, leased by farmers, from AGL Loy Yang, was required to make a ‘road’ 30 metres wide to allow access. This road will be used again within 4 years when the planned movement of a sister’ machine takes place.
Due to the Stacker crossing roads, existing power lines, too low to allow access, power will be turned off for 3 days, 17 – 19 March. This will affect all of Tasmania’s power . AGL have been working with the Tasmanian government to ensure there is enough Hydro power to minimise any power disruption . During this time the Stacker will move 100m and cut off a highway for three days.
Emergency supports are on site at all times, ambulance, police, security.
The professionalism of Refuelling Solutions and the Mini-Tankers’ team across 4 states, VIC, WA, NT and NSW are to be congratulated for creating a solution to help Aggreko with this huge logistical move.