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How Vic’s Masters a Plant Shutdown

Many power generation facilities, refineries and other industrial plants conduct plant shutdowns on a scheduled basis to perform preventive maintenance. These are large, complex projects that require a lot of skill and planning to be completed on time so the facility can return to operations as quickly as possible.

Facilities turn to us for their plant shutdown projects because of our experience and safety record, the skill of our engineers who can plan any type of lift, and our talented group of operators. We also have the largest fleet around to match the right equipment to the job and schedule. When working with Vic’s Crane & Heavy Haul, you’re working with a complete contractor who work with you from start to finish to ensure the project is done right the first time.

The Vic’s Plant Shutdown Process

Our process begins by ensuring the planning starts well ahead of the scheduled shutdown. We work with each facility to develop detailed plans that include setup locations, crane sizes, and rigging drawings if needed. Once those details are in place, we finalize a schedule and get our cranes in place before the shutdown begins so we are ready to go.

The Process in Action

In fact, we just wrapped up a large-scale plant shutdown at a Midwest refinery. We were brought in as the crane contractor—planning the lifts and assembling the rigging. By working collaboratively with the customer, we streamlined which equipment we used ahead of time to minimize costs and ensure we kept our tasks on or ahead of schedule.

But large-scale plant shutdowns aren’t all we do. Vic’s specializes in all types of plant shutdowns and our wide range of crane sizes, in-plant trucking, platform trailers, rigging and heavy moving services, as well as a full engineering staff for lift planning allow us to be a complete contractor for any type of shutdown.