Hydro-electric project in Kentucky expected to add 350 megawatts of power to region.
(ALLIANCE, Ohio) April 25, 2013 – The first of four new Morgan Engineering powerhouse cranes is being erected near Hawesville, Ky., for American Municipal Power (AMP).
Morgan is building the four new cranes for AMP’s hydro-electric power expansion project. The cranes will be used to handle the hydro-electric turbine assemblies during initial installation and periodic maintenance. Each crane spans nearly 200 feet and is built in sections to allow for shipping. The cranes are rated to lift 175 tons on their main hooks and 80 tons on their auxiliary hooks.
AMP hopes to add more than 350 megawatts of new, renewable power generation to the region. Facilities will be installed on existing dams on the Ohio River in Cannelton, Smithland, Willow Island and Meldhal.
Hydropower is the most prevalent form of renewable energy used to generate electricity today. It is far more dependable than other forms of renewable generation. Morgan Engineering is pleased to be involved in a project that will bring cost-effective green energy to the region.
Morgan Engineering’s rich history dates back to 1868. We have grown to be a world leader in material handling systems for the metals industry. Our ability to take projects from design to completion makes us a one-stop source for large-scale manufacturing. We design, manufacture and remanufacture a wide range of custom overhead and gantry-type cranes along with other mill equipment such as transfer cars, ladles, scrap buckets and most large fabrications.