Richmond, CA, USA

The Chevron Company’s Richmond Refinery Long Wharf is the largest marine oil terminal in California. The Long Wharf transfers an average of 150 million barrels per year on an average of over 700 vessel calls per year. Berths 1-4 were designed and installed between 1940-1970 and have undergone upgrades in 2011 and 2012. The existing configuration of these systems has limitations for accepting more modern, fuel-efficient vessels, and in some cases does not meet current Marine Oil Terminal Engineering & Maintenance Standards (MOTEMS).

In order to conform to MOTEM standards, the Long Wharf upgrade required the loading platform to be seismically retrofitted, replacing gangways, cranes, and fire monitors, adding new mooring hooks and dolphins, upgrading fender systems, driving new concrete piles, and removing old timber piles. Portland Bolt manufactured over three hundred 2-1/4” diameter galvanized anchor rods and over forty 2-1/2” diameter galvanized rods with lengths measuring up to ten feet.

Portland Bolt was able to produce the anchor bolts in scheduled releases allowing the contractor to keep pace and maintain installations that kept them on schedule. With an in-house galvanizing tank measuring 12 feet long, Portland Bolt can galvanize lengths up to 11 feet. Portland Bolt’s galvanizing capabilities allow for controlled quality, schedule, and cost helping with predictability on orders of any size.

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