Structural engineering for a first of its kind solar-to-steam technology designed to use 7,000 mirrors to reflect sunlight onto a 323 ft tower to produce steam, which is injected into an oil well to make oil easier to extract. Design consisted of engineering of structural steel tower superstructure modifications and additions, foundations, cable tray and pipe supports, equipment racks and anchorage, and elevated walkways.
Design, analysis, testing, construction inspection, and as-built surveys of new and modified safety related piping, supports, pressure vessels, foundations and containment floor steel. All work performed in accordance with a nuclear quality assurance program using applicable design codes for gravity, seismic, hydro and other dynamic loading. Also worked on nuclear facilities in Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
Continental United States
Structural design for the expansion of solar power generating capabilities at autonomous monitoring sites at confidential locations in the northeast US. This included analysis and design for structural steel and extruded aluminum used to support battery banks and photovoltaic arrays in extreme environments with temps as low as -20°F. Locations are only accessible by helicopter so innovative erection techniques were employed.