POSEIDON® P10 BARGES IN CHICAGO!


®POSEIDON BARGE MAKES A SPLASH IN CHICAGO

Poseidon® Barge, Fort Wayne, IN is playing a prominent role in the Chicago downtown improvements. Chicago Steel approached Poseidon with the challenge of floating their Manitowoc 888 Ringer Crane sa Chicago River. Chicago Steel ay subcontracted sa pamamagitan Clark Construction.

Clark ay kinontrata upang bumuo ng 54 kuwento, 1.2 milyong square paa, 150 North Riverside Project, dinisenyo sa pamamagitan ng Goettsch Partners, Inc na nakabase sa Chicago. Ang bagong gusali ay sandwiched sa pagitan ng West Lake Street at West Randolph Street Bridges sa ibabaw ng Chicago River sa downtown Chicago.Poseidon Splash Pic 1

Ang mga parameter ng proyekto kinakailangan na ang crane na kinakailangan upang pag-angat 33 tons ng paggamit ng isang 300 foot boom lumulutang mula sa isang platform sa ilog. Ang Chicago River ay may mabigat na komersyal na barko & recreational craft trapiko na nangangailangan na ang kalahati ng ilog mananatiling bukas. Kinakailangan na ito restricted ang laki ng mga crane platform pagdaragdag ng isa pang hamon sa proyekto. At saka, ang kreyn at platform ay upang matugunan ang mahigpit na mga parameter railroad kaligtasan na nangangailangan ng isang mas malaking crane at kapasidad ng elevator para sa proyekto. Ang North Riverside gusali ay constructed sa paglipas ng pitong aktibong commuter & Amtrak rail linya. Chicago Steel & Clark Construction ay gumagamit ng crane upang bumuo ng mga mas mababang palapag ng gusali. Matapos makumpleto ang mas mababang palapag, tower cranes ay magtipon upang makumpleto ang gusali.

The Poseidon® Barge engineering and sales staff met with Chicago Steel Engineers to discuss and plan the project. Analysis determined that a 99’ x 132’ x 10’ platform would be suitable for the project requirements. Two layers of wood mats and steel plating were installed under the crane to ensure spreading the load of the crane over the platform surface. Stability analysis was completed to ensure that the list and trim parameters were not exceeded.IMG_2867-w

The platform was constructed using the Poseidon® P10 Portable Sectional Barges, first introduced at Con-Expo in March of 2014. The platform consists of 23 – P10 44’ x 11’ x 10’ sections and 8 – 22’ x 11’ x 10’ sections. The platform was assembled 4 miles south of the project site. Chicago Steel used a Manitowoc 2250 crane to offload the sections from the truck and set them into the water. A crew of three men assembled the barges in the water. After staging the barges on land and blocking the female pins in the up position, the crew was able to assemble 5 – 44’ units and 2 – 22’ units in a 22’ x 132’ configuration in two hours.

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Poseidon® Barge and Chicago Steel were assisted by Thatcher Foundations Inc. Thatcher assisted with their tug boat as well as helping to install the one million plus pounds of counter weights on the crane at the construction site. Kindra Lake Towing played an integral role in planning and moving the platform four miles upriver to the construction site, after assembly was complete. The platform was moved on a Sunday morning to lessen the impact on traffic in downtown Chicago as bridges would have to be raised to allow the crane and platform to pass underneath.

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Thank you to Chicago Steel, Clark Construction, Kindra Lake Towing and Thatcher Construction for their support of Poseidon® Barge!

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