Through another visit of the Richardson site, I was able to have an in-depth look of a hopper being placed and welded into a silo. This post will show photos of the visit, with explanations on the way.
Once again, we can see two hoppers that will be put into the Richardson International’s silo. Of the two, the further one is already flipped and ready to be lifted.
Since the extension of the silos are still under construction, many of the platforms where workers would walk are still in place on the tops of each silo. In order to place the hopper in through the top, we first had to remove the platform.
We hooked it to our Arctic Tuk Heavy Lift crane and slowly lifted it up, and out of the silo. A single rope can be seen dangling from the platform as it would be used for manual positioning when it touches down on our barge.