Canada's AGF Access Group (AAG) has won a contract to design and supply Bechtel Power Corporation with 12 Hydro Mobile mastclimbers for the Vogtle nuclear power expansion project near Waynesboro, Georgia, USA.
The order includes two dual F2 mastclimbers and eight M2 mastclimbers, which will provide access around the Shield Buildings at the nuclear facility. The M2 mastclimbers provide capacities of up to 10 tonnes, and an operating speed of just under a metre per minute, while the F2 can travel up to 11.5 metres a minute, while maximum capacity is 1,590kg.
The F2 can be split into two separate platforms, each travelling independently on one side of the mast tower set up as needed for construction and transport for both Units 3 and 4 at the Shield Building.
A separate contract will include all site services such as supervision, training and technical support. Deliveries have already begun, and will continue until December.
AAG vice president major projects Alex Di Domenico said: “Because of our experience in the nuclear market both here in North America and overseas, we have become recognised as the access expert to count on. ”