Maidsville, WV, USA

Construction has started on the 695 megawatt Longview Power plant in Maidsville, West Virginia. The initial phase of construction includes supply and design of a $200 million supercritical once-through pulverized-coal steam generator. This $1.8 billion coal fired plant is scheduled to be complete in 2011. It will play a significant role in meeting the region’s energy needs.

With over 48,000 pounds of anchor bolts supplied to secure the generators, Portland Bolt worked six days a week to ship these large anchor bolts within the required time frame. Some of the embeds were 4 and 4-1/2 inches in diameter and over 9 feet long. The assemblies required nuts and steel plates to be welded prior to shipping. Each manufacturing process was completed in-house, allowing for better control.

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