15-Month Turnkey Transport and Erection Project at a Western Iowa Plant

refinery field erection services

Deep South Crane and Rigging was contracted to provide turnkey transportation and field erection services as part of a grassroots fertilizer project at a plant in Western Iowa. 

Using Goldhofer E-Series and Scheuerle SPMT hydraulic transporters, Deep South offloaded over 80 pieces of equipment from barges.  These pieces were transported and staged as a part of the overall project.

Deep South’s 1,000-ton VersaCrane CC-12000 was utilized as the primary lift crane for this project.  It was supported by the 660-ton Liebherr LR1600/2.  One of the larger lifts featured the transport and erection of a 164’ tall x 17’ diameter absorber vessel.  The total weight of this lift was 522 tons.  Another on-site transport and erection featured a 158’ tall x 20’ diameter flash vessel that weighed 460 tons.

Over this 15-month period more than 150 pieces of plant equipment were successfully transported and erected.  

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Extreme Circumstances Call for Extreme Measures: A Narrow Canal Requires a Side Roll-Off

Deep South was contracted to deliver a 750,000-pound reactor to a refinery in northern Illinois.  The navigable waterway, a highly-trafficked 125-foot wide canal, required a side roll-off.


Safety Starts With Planning - A Glimpse Into Our Roadmap to Safety

Looking through the lens of a 315,969-pound critical lift using the 1,000-ton VersaCrane CC-12000, Deep South highlights the importance of proper planning, good communication, and forming a partnership with clients to ensure safety on a jobsite.


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