Case Studies

case study

Internal Elevator Shaft

In early 2019, we were engaged by an architect to create a solution for a residential client who needed an internal lift due to ailing health.

At the meeting we received a brief from the architect, engineer and owner. The brief outlined a number of considerations and specifications, however the main challenge for such a substantial project was that the client did not want days/weeks of trades people in his home as they were in residence and ill health was a factor.

We gathered information and set up a series of consultations between our Structural and Mechanical teams who ultimately offered the solution to build and glaze the lift shaft in our factory, and also install all mechanical operations required for the lift shaft at our workshop site. This meant that the majority of the project would be conducted away from the project site at our own workshop resulting in minimal disruption to our client.

The Sturm’s structural and mechanical teams combined seamlessly to execute the project and then ultimately deliver.

On a sunny, 27 degree day, we commissioned a crane company to transport and place the lift shaft through the client’s roof, which we had removed including the ceiling. Within one hour of the lift shaft being lowered into place, the client’s elevator was operational.

All remedial works were finished within two days, with a successful outcome for all parties involved.

case study

Gorontalo Power Station Bop Fuelblock 50

In 2015 RJE approached Sturm’s Group regarding 12 fuel block building required in Gorontalo, Indonesia within a 6-month period.

This was a fuel delivery system for a gas turbine which produces electricity.

The fuel block provides a complete solution for liquid fuel unloading, fuel polishing & fuel delivery. The two TM2500 gas turbines are powered via the fuel block, supplying the required fuel to work at 100% load. The system can be commissioned and operational in less than two weeks from arriving in the country because of its integrated design. The fuel block has been designed to be flexible in its ability to be applied to multiple voltage levels and is 50/60 Hz compatible.

In close consultation with the supplier, we developed a plan of how we would achieve this in a short period of time and then proceeded to implement the plan. Our 10-man team became 20 strong team overnight, moving into three factories to battle the workload.

With a very short project delivery timeframe, there were a number of challenges to overcome including quality assurance. However, with key staff, managing ITPs OTRs, we were able to meet all timeframe quality issues.

Ultimately due to a robust project plan, strong leadership and effective communication the project was delivered on time and on budget. At the same time establishing and developing new relationships.