Case Studies: Safe and Reliable Transformer Placements in Africa

Samson Rigging and Crane Hire offers more than just the hardware to help with the movement and placement of heavy transformers in Africa.

When it comes to transformers movement and placement, rigging and jacking & sliding solutions, we are perfectly equipped to perform the most technical jobs in Africa.

When it comes to transformers movement and placement, rigging and jacking & sliding solutions, we are perfectly equipped to perform the most technical jobs in Africa.

With an innate understanding of the African market, the capacity and competency to get almost any job done. Samson is perfectly placed to provide safe, smart, cost-efficient jacking and sliding solutions.

Our advanced, hydraulic jacking & sliding equipment is built to deliver powerful lifting performance and experience and coupled with decades of expertise we ensure our clients challenging jobs are performed safely and on-time. We offer a port to plinth solution for the transport, loading and offloading and the jacking and sliding of transformers up to 750 tons.

Our comprehensive offering goes beyond jacking & sliding solutions. We also provide a wide range of value-added services, including:

  • Rigging engineering
  • CAD studies
  • Integrated project solutions
  • Site inspections
  • Risk assessment
  • Project management, including heavy lift projects
  • Training & Certification

Safety is the most important factor in any lifting or rigging operation, and eliminating risk is a top priority. Over and above complying with all the relevant industry regulations, our team upholds strict in-house safety systems and standards. Our service technicians have been trained by the respective equipment manufactures and our operators are independently certified by third-party institutions.

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Nadia (082) 388 5539

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CASE STUDY 1

Client:
Country:
Sub Station:
Job Types:
Items:

ZESCO
Zambia
Chipata Sub Station
Jack & Sliding
6 x 88 ton transformers to plinth position 

The Project

ZESCO constructed a power substation in Chipata which will supply power to Chama and Lundazi districts. The sub substation was scheduled for commissioning in 2016 and will connect the districts to the national grid.

Heavy rains and floods have caused a power deficit in Malawi, forcing ESCOM. which also supplies power to Lundazi and Chama districts to effect load shedding.

The Challengers

The remote location, wet weather conditions and technical challenges of the jacking & sliding of 6 x 88 ton transformers onto plinth position presented the client with high health and safety risks that needed careful planning and meticulous execution.

The client needed a company with the right equipment and technical experience to ensure safe and on-time movement of all 88 ton transformers.

Due to the risk and technical nature of the project, Samson Rigging and Crane Hire, with its decades of experience injacking & sliding of transformers in Africa, were selected as the preferred company to execute the project to ensure safe and on-time execution of all transformer movement & placement.

Samson Rigging and Crane Hire executed the project safely, accurately and completed the job ahead of schedule.

Project Execution

CASE STUDY 2

Client:
Country:
Sub Station:
Job Types:
Items:

ZPC (Zimbabwe Power Company)
Zimbabwe
Sherwood Sub Station
Jack & Sliding
240 ton transformers

Project Execution

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Samson Rigging and Crane Hire’s impeccable safety record is backed by strict compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act requirements for all equipment and operators, in addition to all valid licenses and crane operator certificates, which are non-negotiable.

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Nadia Craig (082) 388 5539

quote@samsoncranehire.co.za

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