General Electric (GE) is a world-renowned industrial company who pushes the boundaries through technological innovation. Their Greenville, S.C. training facility for research and development was in need of technological updates and expansion, thus causing a 30-ton wind turbine to be relocated. Due to a preexisting relationship and a reasonable proposal, A M King’s subsidiary company, Aiken Mitchell, won the project.
The two most critical factors in this project were size and safety. The wind-turbine weighs in at 30-tons making relocating the oversized structure incredibly challenging. In order to utilize access roads for the move, Sunday was best day for the move. With Sunday being the only option for moving day, everything had to be coordinated for that day, adding a lot of pressure if anything fell out of place. Once the turbine was moved, Aiken Mitchell must ensure it’s structural integrity was maintained. This called for a full inspection before the installation process could begin.
Expansion for the GE facility, made possible by the relocation of their wind-turbine, will create multiple jobs for those in the community.