Design followed a full site assessment and measure, with stress and loading analysis via FEA (finite element analysis) to identify and reinforce heavily loaded areas. Once designed and simulated, around 12 tonnes of steel was profiled and assembled over a period of 5 weeks.
The installation of the conveyor was time critical, with a narrow window during the Christmas Shut for installation. Hutec managed the civil and mechanical installation, and developed a methodology to minimise the install time, whilst maximising the concrete curing time before loading. Hutec welders completing in-situ connections between the debarker and new conveyor.
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