The SC&RA Job of the Year Winners were announced at the organization's Annual Conference Closing Night Awards and Recognition Dinner on Saturday 25 April in the USA. There were 21 entries in the six contests. Winners were:
- More than US$750,000: Fagioli SPA, S.Ilario D'Enza, Italy, for a three-year project that involved transporting, lifting and installing more than 400 modules of various sizes (including 11 main modules and six tanks with weights up to 4,000 tons) for the first offshore liquefied natural gas regasification terminal in the world.
- $150,000 to $750,000: Process Group, Inc., Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, for rigging and removing an existing ball mill 17 feet in diameter by 60 feet long, weighing upwards of 920,000 pounds from an operating cement plant.
- Under $150,000 Bechtel Equipment Operations, Milwaukee, WI, for the installation of four feed-water pumps at the Oak Creek power plant in Wisconsin, using an alternative plan to hold down costs.
- Moving (using specialized equipment, such as self-propelled transporters, dollies and crawler assemblies): Barnhart, Memphis, Tennessee, for providing feasibility planning, engineering, lifting and transportation services to allow the construction of two Electrostatic Precipitator units offsite and then move them into position and set on foundations within an oil refinery in California; the design weight of the units was approximately 2,000 US tons.
- Trucking (more than 160,000 pounds net): Energy Transportation, Inc., Casper, Wyoming, for loading and hauling three dehydrators, weighing 540,000 pounds each and measuring 45 feet long by 16 feet in diameter from Rock River, Wyoming to Rio Blanco, Colorado.
- Trucking (under 160,000 pounds net): Tradelossa, Durango, Mexico, for moving four large vessels weighing between 58,000 and 100,000 pounds and up to 90 feet long from Mexico to Costa Rica.
Look for details about 2009 SC&RA Job of the Year Winners in upcoming issues of SC&RA's official magazines, American Cranes & Transport and International Cranes and Specialized Transport.