AISC VICTORIAN STEEL DESIGN & SHOP DETAILER'S AWARD 2002

PROJECT: Electrostatic Precipitator Upgrade Hazelwood Power Station, Morwell VIC

Baigents Pty Ltd were nominated for the AISC Victorian Steel Design and Detailer's Award.

The electrostatic precipitator upgrade project consisted of replacing all the existing precipitators at the Hazelwood Power Station in each of the eight generating units.

Baigents Pty Ltd were responsible for the structural steel design and preparation of steelwork shop detail drawings for the precipitators, ductwork and access walkways.

The time allowed for the precipitator replacement with a unit turned off is very short. The precipitators were fully assembled with internals and insulation adjacent each unit. When the outage occurred, the small existing precipitators were removed and the new precipitators moved into place using an innovative method of bolt on carrier beams and multi-axle trailers moving 400 tonne of steelwork by 22 metres high in one single unit.