The gantry will be used to install high pressure heaters weighing 130 tons.
Rabat – International logistic firm Marine Maroc is installing a new Enerpac SL400 gantry to implement “high pressure heaters weighing 130 tons” at its coal-fired power plant near Safi in South West Morocco, according to Engineer Live.
The facility is still under construction. “The plant will be the first coal-fired project in Africa to use ultra-supercritical technology,” Engineer Live noted.
The new technology will offer 10 % higher “efficiency compared to conventional plants.” The new technology will also enable reductions of CO2 and decrease in fuel costs.
The plant has a capacity of 1,386 megawatts, and is in line with Morocco’s strategy to fulfill growing electricity needs at “the lowest possible cost whilst respecting the environment,” added the news outlet.
The SL400 gantry has an Intelli-Lift wireless control system, which enables “unobstructed views of the load,” Heavy Lift News reported.
The industrial news outlet explained that the gantry’s system ensures “automatic synchronisation of lifting with accuracy of 24 millimeters” and “automatic synchronisation of travel with accuracy” of millimeters.
Mohammed Belaidi from the Technical Department of Maroc Marine said that the company’s experienced staff are “highly capable of handling large and heavy loads.”
Belaidi added that the SL400 “is an outstanding addition to our heavy lifting capability for many power plant projects where the gantry can be readily deployed both outside and inside the plant when space is limited.”