Minimum downtime achieved
Bespoke-engineered transport procedure
Minimum disruption to plant
Tisova Power Station is located in Karlovarsky, Czech Republic, and provides around 300MW of power to around 50,000 people in the town of Karlovy Vary. It has existed since 1954, and due to the short expected operational life of power stations has undergone a series of revisions throughout the 1950s, 1960s and 1990s.
In this instance, a GE 9E.03 turbine that had reached the end of its working lifecycle needed replacement with an updated 9E.04 model. ALE was chosen to complete this project, with its track record of performing moves under tight physical constraints and to the narrow time windows required to ensure supply continuity.
At the project’s outset, the 205t 9E.03 turbine was settled onto its foundations, meaning a conventional lift was not possible. ALE’s engineers worked in partnership with GE to design bespoke, manufacturer-approved jacking brackets that were screwed into the base of the turbine to provide suitable jacking points.