Voith Siemens, or Voith Hydro, an international hydroelectric equipment manufacturing company, needed a very unique building. Voith had to have an inplant assembly enclosure where they could wire hydroelectric turbines in a contained environment and then load them up on flat beds to be shipped out. This would prove interesting, as these turbines were 30 feet in diameter and 6 feet tall. A special design was needed so that the turbines could be easily removed from the enclosure in one piece and then shipped out. These turbines were very large and it was apparent that a simple bay door wouldn’t do, so what sort of solution would work?
Voith had a solution in mind and so came to Allied Modular Building Systems with their concept and decided our product was a good fit. Voith chose modular technology because of the speed of the manufacturing and install process. They were impressed by the capabilities of modular technology and Allied Modular’s ability to manufacture a project away from the build site quickly without construction hassle, and then have the project installed fast so that the client is ready for business. And so Allied Modular worked with Voith through every step of the process to ensure that Voith’s vision was brought to completion.
So what was the solution? The modular building could be classified as a specialized assembly enclosure, utilizing Allied Modular’s Tall Wall. The enclosure was ultimately designed to feature an entire section of wall that was on tracks; this moving section of wall was attached to a movable section of ceiling so that an entire cross-section of the building could be moved to the side. In this way, an entire turbine could be carried out of the enclosure in one piece by crane and put on a flat bed for transport. Remarkable! This entire structure was built with an ingenious combination of universal modular panels and steel framing.
Was Voith Hydro happy with the result? They certainly were. In fact, they were blown away by the outcome; its functionality fit exactly what they were looking for. And they were able to install the enclosure quickly and efficiently with their own qualified installers with no construction mess necessary. In fact, Voith was so impressed with the product that they ended up ordering another modular building from Allied Modular: a modular lunchroom. Yet another satisfied customer!
Check out this video of the custom Voith enclosure below: