Containerised Generator Solution for the Highlands (CLICK TO VIEW VIDEO)
Monday, September 18, 2017
Genpower Australia was engaged to provide a containerised generator solution to be installed in the highlands of a South Pacific island to supply electrical power for their telecommunications network...
Genpower Australia was engaged to provide a containerised
generator solution to be installed in the highlands of a South Pacific island to
supply electrical power for their telecommunications network.
Genpower Australia has manufactured many different
containerised genset & bulk fuel tank packages but the unusual location of
this project brought several challenges that we had to find resolutions for.
The steep mountain ranges and virtually impenetrable jungle at
the location required the containerised generator to be designed and constructed
in our workshop, so that it could be easily dismantled for transportation by a
helicopter from the nearest town to the top of the mountain range and then
reassembled again by local contractors.
It was crucial to have the weight and size of the individual
components within the limits that the helicopter being used in that region could
carry. The modified 10' shipping
container was fabricated with strengthening braces to allow it to be split in
half horizontally at the weather-sealed flange around the perimeter of the
container. Using this method, the
container was "Heli-lifted" as an upper half, a lower half and the
container end doors in separate journeys. The bulk diesel tank and its bund tank were lifted on other trips, with
the partially dismantled generator being taken up the mountain on a few other
Not having the opportunity to have a suitable crane on the
mountain top, the specification was made even more demanding because the entire
assembly had to be re-constructed on-site by having the components slung below
the helicopter and lowered into position to be bolted together.
See the attached photos and view the short movie on this
page to get a better idea of the complexity of this assignment and the
ingenuity used by Genpower Australia to successfully accomplish this
extraordinary and interesting project.