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Start building better today.

Are you ready to work with some of the best in the business? Contact us today to start your next commercial concrete project.

502.222.0303

Case Study

Stacker Foundation Replacement

Equipment Foundation

Case Studies

1,200 LF

Foundation


1.6 Million

lbs. of stacking equipment


3 Weeks

Ahead of schedule


Ghent Stacker Foundation Replacement Project

E&W Works Around the Clock to Replace Foundation During Outage

Due to our extensive knowledge and experience with equipment foundations, when the replacement of an existing track bed and sub-surface drainage for an existing coal stacker in a 2,200 megawatt coal burning electrical power plant was needed during a scheduled outage, East & Westbrook was selected for critical management and work on this project.

The existing track bed was approximately 1,200 lineal feet which supported a 1.6 million pound stacking/conveying machine riding railroad ties and crane rails. The plant was spending a significant amount to routinely maintain and re-align tracks horizontally and vertically. Our charge was to locate the stacker to the near end of the rail line and systematically replace the subgrade drainage piping and install a 3’ thick x 45’ wide cast in place concrete equipment foundation with crane rails bolted to surface, aligned and epoxy grouted. This included installation of temporary belt tensioning tower, re-work of temporary controls, conveyor belt structure and all existing wash down piping. This work was successfully completed 3 weeks ahead of originally scheduled shut-down with no impact to electrical power production for the facility.

East & Westbrook Vice-President Chad Snellen's Headshot

Meet the Project Manager, Chad Snellen, PE

Vice-President • 21 years' experience

Chad has a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Facility Engineering (Emphasis in Structural and Geotechnical Engineering). Chad has over 20 years of experience in Engineering and Construction as a field technician, engineering consultant and project manager for commercial, institutional and industrial construction projects.

Want to work with Chad?

KU Ghent In-Progress - General Contracting

Subgrade is prepped for new stacker foundation

KU Ghent In-Progress - General Contracting

Crews excavate existing rail supports

KU Ghent In-Progress - General Contracting

Reinforcement is placed for new mat foundation

KU Ghent In-Progress - General Contracting

Concrete is placed at night due to the size of the pours