May 4, 2017) - 2017 was another competitive year for SC&RA’s coveted Job of the Year awards. Winners were announced at the SC&RA Annual Conference Closing Night Awards and Recognition Reception and Dinner, April 22, in Scottsdale, AZ. Congratulations to this year’s eight competition winners for their outstanding achievements.
The Hauling Job of the Year competition judges applauded the performance of four SC&RA members who demonstrated exceptional skill and superior ability when meeting some of the most difficult professional challenges encountered in hauling. The following members were recognized for shipment routing, planning, overcoming physical elements, and safety considerations:
- Over 500,000 pounds (net): Fagioli SPA, Sant’Ilario D’Enza, Italy, transported the biggest tunnel boring machine ever built in Europe. The long-distance, multiple component move included hauling a massive cutting wheel with a fully assembled weight of 904,000 pounds across an astounding 105-mile journey from Germany to Italy.
- 160,000-500,000 pounds (net): Barnhart, Memphis, TN, hauled a new heat recovery steam generator on an incredible 2,343-mile trek from Tulsa, OK to Las Angeles, CA. Moving the 43-foot-long, 225,000-pound machine took three weeks and intensive planning in order to determine the safest and most efficient route across six different states.
- Under 160,000 pounds (net): Emmert International, Clackamas, OR, was awarded the honor of transporting the only remaining fuel tank of the Space Shuttle Endeavor to the California Space Center in Los Angeles. Moving the 66,000-pound, 155-foot-long, and 30-foot-wide tank was an especially impressive feat because of the highly restrictive stipulations imposed by NASA to protect the one-of-a-kind historic relic.
- Moving (using specialized equipment, such as self-propelled transporters, dollies and crawler assemblies): Fagioli SPA, Sant’Ilario D’Enza, Italy, successfully transported and installed a 4,500-ton Living Quarter module onto an offshore platform. The intense, open-sea transport included a 100-percent-redundant mooring system, 1,600 engineering hours, and 2,800 operational hours.
The Rigging Job of the Year competition recognized four projects that illustrate the expertise and talent needed to meet the most daunting and imposing professional challenges encountered in rigging. The focus of each of the winners was on ingenuity, hard work, and a concern for safety:
- Over $2 million: Fagioli SPA, Sant’Ilario D’Enza, Italy, recently completed marine transport and installation operations for one of the most impressive oil and gas projects ever undertaken in the offshore industry. The project planning through completion lasted from 2012 until 2016, employed 225 onsite workers, and included a 48,501.6-ton offshore skidding operation.
- $750,00 to $2 million: Emmert International, Clackamas, OR, employed a unique and creative rigging plan to install the largest press in the Western hemisphere. The job occurred in tight conditions at a fully functioning plant in Illinois, and its single heaviest lift included 1,672,096 pounds.
- $150,000 to $750,000: Emmert International, Clackamas, OR, removed four spans of the 1925 Sellwood Bridge over the Willamette River in adverse environmental and geographic conditions. The project used custom T-brackets and box beams to lower bridge spans weighing between 372,000 and 476,000-pounds onto a floating barge.
- Under $150,000: Barnhart, Memphis, TN, performed and emergency removal and replacement of a 17-foot-long, 7,000-pound exchanger shell through a 30-foot alleyway. The removal included a custom Movable Counterweight Cantilever System (MOCCS) system configured for trailers stability and counterweight securement.