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15 February, 2015

Heavy Haul Fleet Is Growing - Capital City Group has added a 9-axle hydraulically steerable 130 ton trailer to our fleet. This is the first trailer of its kind from Faymonville Trailers.


1 October, 2014

Marcellus & Utica Shale - Capital City Group's branches in Coshocton, OH and Morgantown, WV serving the Marcellus and Utica Shale industry even better!


1 February, 2011

174,000# Lift Completed - Capital City Group supplies a 660 ton crawler crane to remove a Cold War Test Reactor Lid. Click here to find out more.


7 September, 2010

OSHA Crane Standard Updated - Capital City Group adds additional services for customers to help comply with the new crane standards (OSHA 1926.1400) that will go in effect November 8, 2010. Click here to find out more.


5 September, 2006

Download the August 2006 American Cranes & Transport Magazine in (pdf) format, featuring a 107,000 pound turbine placed into a Antov Aircraft.

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Capital City Group provided a 660-ton crane with a 200-foot boom was used to lift the 174,000-pound dome by the lugs before setting the structure on the ground nearby. The dome removal is the first and most visible stage of the reactor's decommissioning. This will allow access for the removal and disposal of the remaining reactor vessel, weighing 219,100 pounds, and two steam generators, each weighing 41,600 pounds. Remaining equipment will be moved to the cavity vacated by the reactor vessel, the below-grade portion of HWCTR will be filled with grout and the 29-foot-high base from which the dome was cut will be removed.

The landscape of the Savannah River Site (SRS) is a little flatter and a little less colorful with the removal today of the 75-foot-tall rusty-orange dome from the Cold War-era test reactor. This $25-million reactor decommissioning and deactivation project is funded By the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Affectionately known by SRS employees as "Hector," the iconic Heavy Water Components Test Reactor (HWCTR) has stood in the Site's B Area since 1959 as a testament to the nation's nuclear age and evidence of SRS' valuable contribution to it. Preparations for the dome removal and reactor D&D began in October 2009. Since then, Savannah River Nuclear Solution's (SRNS') crew of approximately 35 employees — including riggers, mechanics, engineers, designers and crane operators — guided the project to this day. To enable today's dome removal, three lifting lugs were attached to its surface and the upper portion of the structure was cut loose, leaving a 29-foot-high base around the circumference of the reactor building.

HWCTR's mission was to test experimental fuel assemblies for commercial heavy-water power reactors. In 1964, the U.S. government decided to pursue other reactor designs for commercial electrical power generation, and HWCTR became an inactive reactor. The reactor building remained sealed for 30 years, until the mid 1990s when retired SRS engineers who worked at HWCTR reunited to enter the reactor to document how the reactor functioned and identify possible hazards. Although the United States decided not to pursue heavy water technology for U.S. nuclear reactors, research conducted at HWCTR in the 1960s was instrumental to the Canadian nuclear power industry, which retains heavy water nuclear reactors as its technology of choice.

 

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