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130 Foot Tall HRSG Navigates The Hudson River

Aug. 17, 2017
Heat Recovery Steam Generator -130 Foot Tall HRSG Navigates The Hudson River

McLaren helped navigate the heaviest and tallest structure to ever move down the Hudson River! At 130 feet tall, and weighing in at 4,000 tons, the heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) traveled from the Port of Coeymans in Ravena, NY down the Hudson to a new power plant in Sewaren, New Jersey.

McLaren provided a Trip in Tow report summarizing the:

  • Peer Review…of the calculations received, to verify the stability during the loading and ballasting of the HRSG; as well as the lashing review for the barge.
  • Navigation Study…that included the review of tides, currents, and water levels at Coeymans (departure port), Sewaren (arrival port), and critical points along the Hudson River and Kill Van Kull channel.
  • Transit Plan…that included navigation and timing so the HRSG could safely pass under bridges with low vertical clearance, and arrive at critical points in the transit at either low tide or slack current to maintain a safe transit.

The barge traveled under many bridges, including the lower lying Mid-Hudson and Newburgh-Beacon bridges on the Hudson River, and the Arthur Kill Vertical Lift Bridge and new Goethals Bridge between New Jersey and Staten Island. The barge traveled 170 miles in two (2) days, and was delivered on-time.