Adams delivers huge turbine valves to Oregon
12 September 2023 11:46
Adams Schweiz AG has developed, constructed and delivered three oversized turbine butterfly valves for a power plant located on the Western Seaboard of the USA. These are to be installed at the hydroelectric power plant linked to the Round Butte Dam, which is situated near to Madras, Oregon.
According to a press release issued by the family company from Serneus in the canton of Graubünden, it took around two years for the planning, construction, manufacturing and then delivery of the valves to Portland General Electric, a public utility based in Portland.
The butterfly valves have a nominal width or clear diameter of 4.5 meters with a transport weight of 120 tons, according to information from Adams Schweiz AG. The valves were transported to the USA via special transporter first by road and then by ship. The delivery also included the relevant hydraulic system with air chamber and control in accordance with US standards.
According to the company, the delivery of the huge turbine valves was one of the largest projects it has ever realized. Since 1979, the company has developed, designed and built a product line of valves and shut-off devices used in hydroelectric applications tailored to the needs of customers based throughout the world.
Adams Schweiz AG will be present with a stand at the international conference and exhibition Hydro 2023, which is set to take place October 16-18 in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh. ce/gba