July 6, 2016. Greenville, South Carolina.
Workers install scaffolding around a GE gas turbine. Scaffolding is integral to the assembly process as the massive turbine parts are moved by cranes around the plant and are lifted off the floor by large stands.
At the General Electric Gas Turbine factory, engineers design, produce, test and repair gas turbines for generating electricity. These turbines weigh more than 900,000 pounds and can create internal combustion temperatures up to 2,900 degrees F. Depending on the model, one of the GE turbines can produce enough electricity for half a million American households.