WTF will provide safety railings, significant steel support structures, and structures to protect fish during construction to Kiewit for the ODOT I-205 Abernethy Bridge expansion project that will result in an additional lane in each direction and seismic improvements to make it earthquake-ready.
These pipes are used to maintain the shipping channel from the Port of Portland to the Pacific Ocean, which is critical for the local economy in general, and for our own future work supplying clean energy infrastructure along the Oregon coast.
This is a complex wheeled lift gate for opening and closing the sluiceway on the Bonneville Dam. The sluiceway is a critical part of the US Army Corps of Engineer's operation of the dam and keeps floating debris (like tree branches) from getting into the turbines.
These bulkhead gates allow the US Army Corps of Engineers to block water flow through any of the hydropower turbine generators on the McNary Dam on the Columbia River, which can then be dewatered to allow personnel to do maintenance work on the turbine.
While WTF does not normally perform field work, we were happy to support our partner Advanced American Construction onsite near Weaverville, CA and help ensure the timely completion of a quality product for the Bureau of Reclamation.
This large movable truss bridge will be used to unload bulk cargo such as gravel and grain from large ships. The finished structure will be 350 feet long and 15 feet tall and its fabrication requires skilled workers to at times weld upside down and/or in a scissor lift.
These bulkhead storage racks support the US Army Corps of Engineers' operation and maintenance of the Nickajack hydroelectric dam on the Tennessee River.
This flood control gate helps the US Army Corps of Engineers to protect people from increasingly frequent flooding on the Cedar River. WTF will provide the fabricated, painted, and assembled roller gate, along with all of the embedded steel structures that support the gate.
This hydro gate allows the US Army Corps of Engineers to safely operate a fish pump on the Little Goose lock and dam on the Snake River that allows salmon and other fish to pass upstream to their spawning areas by lifting them to the higher water level above the dam.
This bridge serves both as a walkway for personnel and also as a support platform for equipment that services a massive storage tank and allows the contents to be stored safely.
These steel work boats are used in heavy construction on waterways such as our bridge and clean energy projects, and are designed and reinforced to withstand the physical abuse inherent in such work.
WTF is conducting research supported with a US Department of Energy SBIR grant that will optimize the fabrication of the massive tubular steel components needed to manufacture floating offshore wind platforms and pumped storage hydropower systems, develop cutting-edge manufacturing techniques to improve the cost-competitiveness of scaling design, reduce the fabrication timeline and cost to allow for this critical infrastructure to be manufactured in the US, and improve the quality and reliability of the manufactured products.
Through cutting-edge R&D and strategic partnerships, we hope to improve energy independence and climate change resilience, mitigate ongoing global supply-chain disruptions, enable faster and lower-cost implementation of clean energy infrastructure projects, and provide hundreds of high-skill, high-demand, family-wage manufacturing jobs to underserved communities. Please contact us at email@example.com if you are interested in partnering!