Barnhart Crane and Rigging installs Exelon Nuclear's newest transformer

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 21, 2002 -- Barnhart Crane and Rigging Company's recently opened Chicago project office was entrusted with the movement of Exelon Generating Company's newest spare main power transformer for its Dresden Nuclear Power Station.

Providing unique solutions to heavy lift and transportation problems, Memphis-based Barnhart Crane and Rigging specializes in difficult equipment transport like the Exelon project.

Barnhart's Chicago project and sales coordinator, John Boone, said, "Barnhart has worked continuously in the Chicago area over the past five years in the power and petrochemical segments, providing specialized services to the industrial community. Our first project following the establishment of our new Chicago office was the movement of the back-up transformer for Exelon Nuclear's Dresden Nuclear Power facility."

The 833,000-pound transformer, worth several million dollars, was purchased by Exelon from ABB-Spain and transported inland by barge from New Orleans, La., to Barnhart's heavy lift terminal in Memphis for loading of the transporter.

After being off-loaded from the deck barge by Barnhart Crane's mutli-axle platform trailer, the transformer was then transported north and set on a temporary base at Dresden Nuclear in Morris. The transformer measured 11 ft. wide by 33 ft. tall by 17 ft. tall, and was one of the largest transformers ever handled by Barnhart Crane and Rigging.

The plant, Dresden Nuclear Power Station, one of Exelon's 10 nuclear manufacturing facilities, consists of two boiling water reactors situated on the Illinois River, 50 miles southwest of Chicago. After a recent uprate, Dresden has become a 912 MWe nuclear station, which provides 12.54 billion kWh in 2001 to Chicago and the northern quarter of Illinois.

Headquartered in Chicago, Exelon Corp. is one of the nation's largest energy providers with approximately five million customers and more than $15 billion in annual revenues. A publicly traded company, Exelon Nuclear has the largest nuclear fleet in the United States and the third largest in the world.

According to Paul Ayers, Dresden Station senior project manager, "There was a high degree of confidence in Barnhart Crane and Rigging from the start because of the depth and breadth of Barnhart's equipment and expertise. Their management has a real professional knowledge of how to work on a nuclear site, preventing the logistics and technical aspects of moving the transformer from becoming a problem."

Barnhart Crane and Rigging, established in 1969, is a leading national supplier of specialized heavy rigging and transportation solutions. The company, now with 13 locations across the United

States, also provides crane services, machinery moving, plant relocations, as well as project cargo logistics and heavy equipment storage at its 100-acre, 700,000-square-foot warehouse facility in Memphis, Tenn. Barnhart Crane and Rigging, an ISO 9002 certified supplier, also operates terminal facilities at the Port of Memphis, Decatur, Ala., and the deepwater Port of Mobile, Ala. For more information, visit www.barnhartcrane.com.

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