Fagioli instals turbine and a generator in the UAE
The Italian civil engineering company Fagioli handled the transport, rotation and installation of a turbine and a generator in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The 195-ton turbine and 215-ton generator were installed at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, about 50 kilometres south of Dubai. Spread over 77 square kilometres, this solar park is the largest single-site onshore solar park in the world, which is based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model.
Owned by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, the park is operated by ACWA Power. The park is in its fifth phase of development, with a planned production capacity of 5,000 MW by 2030, which will save over 6.5 million tons of carbon emissions annually.
Fagioli transported the turbine and generator to the site. To facilitate the rotation and installation of the equipment, the company first installed a tower and cross-head beams, as well as an SBL 1100 gantry, and jack support beams with strand jacks. Finally, they set up turntable arrangements. The equipment was then put into position by Fagioli who skidded the turbine and generator by SBL 1100 gantry and rotated it with the hydraulic turntable.