Nuclear Reactor Vessel Removal, Haddam Neck, Connecticut

Bechtel Power Corporation executed the decommissioning of the Connecticut Yankee Nuclear Power Plant. The reactor vessel was removed for offsite disposal. Rigging International was a subcontractor for the reactor vessel removal. Liftech assisted Rigging International and Bechtel Power Corporation.

The lifting scheme took advantage of the existing polar crane. A shoring tower provided an additional support for the polar crane during the lift of the reactor vessel.

Liftech also analyzed the polar crane, designed the stiffening required to strengthen the structure, and provided Bechtel with a report for the qualification of the polar crane for use after the lifts were complete. This report included a detailed crane history and crane analysis.

Rigging International
Beachwood, Ohio, USA