Columbia Turbine Hoist Assists Maintenance Procedure

Columbia Turbine Hoist Assists Maintenance Procedure

Application:  Columbia turbine hoist used to raise and lower submerged turbine for maintenance and adjustments
Customer:  Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative – New England
Location:  Marion, MA
Hoist Model:  Columbia HL12000-2A17-L-02 AC Electric Hoist
Line Pull:  12,000 pounds on the first layer
Line Speed:  5 feet per minute on the first layer
Wire Rope Capacity:  55 feet x 1/2″ stainless steel wire rope with thimble eye
Power Source:  230 VAC / Single Phase / 60 Hz

Why APPI:  In the case of a turbine powered by ocean tides and currents, it’s a case of what goes down must come up.  For the Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative – New Enland (MRECNE) lowering and lifting their 100 kilowatt turbine 13 feet from deck level to its submerged working position was complicated by both limited electrical power on the site and the corrosive marine atmosphere in which it was situated.

To meet their application requirements, we provided one of our Columbia HL12000 AC electric turbine hoists that was prepped for the location with appropriate paint and fasteners.  Since being installed it has performed flawlessly and MRECNE plans to incorporate this hoist in their future energy producing sites.

Please contact us if you would like more information about this turbine hoist or any of our other products and services.


Allied Power Products, Inc. has specialized in providing winches, hoists, capstans and cranes to meet our customers’ specific application requirements for more than 30 years.

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