Case Study – Sliding Condenser Units
Robins & Morton, a privately-held construction and engineering company, was hired by Tampa Electric to complete the sliding of two condenser units underneath a steam turbine tabletop in Mulberry, Florida. The concrete foundation was roughly 10 feet thick with columns situated around it, which gave it the appearance of a tabletop. The units were to be slid between the columns and underneath the tabletop. The project was part of constructing a 4-on-1 combined cycle power plant, which refers to 4 existing CT units that are converted to run on a steam turbine platform. The project began and concluded in July 2015 with the physical sliding of the condenser units taking approximately two days.