This was a very challenging project, and Demag along with its installation team of Eastern Crane and System Specialties completed the project within a tight schedule by coordinating closely with the production departments and the construction contractors.
Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) August 27, 2012
Siemens Energy selected Demag Cranes as the overhead crane supplier for its Charlotte manufacturing operation expansion. Siemens expanded its manufacturing operation with the completion of a 450,000-square-foot natural Gas Turbine production plant adjacent to its existing Steam Turbine-Generator plant. Charlotte is the only Siemens plant in the world that makes gas and steam turbines as well as generators. The facility also plays a key role in the important power plant service business. Demag Cranes has completed the installation of all of the overhead cranes including several above 100 tons capacity with spans of almost 100 feet. Most of the cranes had multiple hoist arrangements, for dual pick up and rotating parts, with main and auxiliary hoisting functions. Each crane was designed to meet the specific lifting and turning requirements of the manufacturing process. These cranes are used throughout the manufacturing and assembly process, from single part production to lifting, rotating, fine positioning, transporting and loading the completed gas turbine which can weigh more than 250 tons
“These cranes are integral to each step of the Turbine manufacturing process,” said Troy Starr, Manufacturing Technician, Siemens Energy. “Demag provided a full range of solutions, from small work station cranes, wall traveling jib cranes, to the very large 450-ton crane.” “This was a very challenging project, and Demag along with its installation team of Eastern Crane and System Specialties completed the project within a tight schedule by coordinating closely with the production departments and the construction contractors,” stated Aaron Gooding, Gas Turbine Expansion Project Manager.
“Siemens has built a world class, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in North America which is focused on producing clean energy turbines and will increase USA exports. We are pleased to have been selected by Siemens to provide their crane equipment and to have supported Siemens with the successful completion of this facility“, said John Paxton, President, Demag Cranes North America.
About Siemens Energy
The Siemens Energy Sector is the world’s leading supplier of a complete spectrum of products, services and solutions for power generation in thermal power plants and using renewables, power transmission in grids and for the extraction, processing and transport of oil and gas. In fiscal 2011 (ended September 30), the Energy Sector had revenues of EUR24.9 billion and received new orders totaling approximately EUR31.8 billion and posted a profit of EUR3.9 billion. On October 1, 2011, the Energy Sector had a work force of more than 82,000. Further information is available at: http://www.siemens.com/energy.
About Demag Cranes
The Demag Cranes Group is one of the world’s leading suppliers of industrial cranes and crane components, harbour cranes and terminal automation technology. Services, in particular maintenance and refurbishment, are another key element of the Group’s business activities. The Group is divided into the business segments Industrial Cranes, Port Technology and Services and has the strong and well established Demag and Gottwald brands. Demag Cranes sees its core competence in the development and construction of technically sophisticated cranes and hoists as well as automated transport and logistics systems in ports and terminals, the provision of services for these products and the manufacture of high-quality components.
As a global supplier, Demag Cranes manufactures in 16 countries on five continents and operates a worldwide sales and service network that is present in over 60 countries through its subsidiaries such as Demag Cranes & Components GmbH and Gottwald Port Technology GmbH, agencies and a joint venture. In financial year 2010/2011, the Group, with its 6,115 employees, generated revenue of EUR 1,062.3 million. Since August 2011, the Terex Group (http://www.terex.com) in the United States has held a majority share in the company.