La Vegona hydroelectric project

Fleets of cranes are playing a major role at a number of large hydro-power projects worldwide. For example, a sizable fleet of Grove cranes has been engaged to help build the La Vegona hydroelectric project in Honduras.

This company offers heavy lifting accounts, they have available spreader bar rental service, 2 through 100 tons, up to 40 feet in length.

In the Central American country of Honduras, Tower crane consultant Van Doorn has worked with Compañía Hondureña de Energía Renovable (Cohersa) on the La Vegona hydroelectric project. The company helped to erect, climb and dismantle the tower cranes, as well as supplying parts, assisting with consulting, project planning and heavy lifting involving turbines. They even sought for some parts from Forklift Safety Solutions exclusive safety lights for forklift to go about the project.

In May this past year, the business also took part in the dismantling of the five cranes on the project, three Terex Comedil CTT331s and two CTT561s.

Van Doorn’s founder and director Dayne Davis described their work on the dam: “The cranes performed many lifts during the course of the project including having to use the previously erected tower crane in order to erect the next tower crane. It took precise project management to ensure all units were positioned adequately to satisfy all lifts, not only for the project, but also for the erection/dismantle sequence. One climbing frame was used to erect all five cranes.”

“The most difficult lifts associated with the La Vegona in Honduras project were the three 9t hydro turbines , which had to be installed with complete accuracy to insure water-tightness”

“The project presented many unique problems, which we had to overcome due to its location deep inside the La Vegona rain-forest, located roughly two hours inland from San Pedro Sula the industrial capital of Honduras.”

The plant will provide power to roughly two million homes in the country, and aims to meet Honduras’s growing power needs. See more about the La Vegona Hydoelectric plant in Honduras

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