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Cobra Thermosolar Plants Molten Salt Tank Repair

Client Confidential – Molten Salt Tank Repair – 2020

Location: Nevada

Matrix Service was contracted for the two-phase major tank repair of an existing molten salt tank. Phase one is to lift the entire tank above the ground to remove the tank bottom and foundation in preparation for total replacement (phase two). This first phase includes installing 32 jacking frames and 68 drill shaft piles into the ground up to 44’ deep.

The tank bottom, initially installed by another contractor, has failed twice since construction in 2011. The client provided a new foundation and tank bottom design for install by Matrix.

In the midst of the repair project, on May 15th, 2020 a 6.5 magnitude earthquake occurred near Tonopah. Surveyors were brought out and determined there had been no movement or damage detected on the lifted tank.

68
drill shaft piles
32
jacking frames
200000lbs
of steel beams

Scope of Work

  • Lifted 700-ton, 1 3/4” thick stainless steel molten salt tank (stores salt at 1,050 degrees)
  • 200,000 lbs. of steel beams for jacking frame assembly
  • 32 synchronized jacks system for lift
  • At 700-tons, this is the most substantial Matrix tank lift to date

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US
Steve Kemper, P.E.
Phone: 281 204 2122
Email: stevekemper@matrixservice.com

Canada
Mary Mason
Phone: 587 334 8954
Email: mcmason@matrixservice.com

US
Gene Carter
Phone: 360 685 2030
Email: gcarter@matrixservice.com

Canada
Mary Mason
Phone: 587 334 8954
Email: mcmason@matrixservice.com

US
Kevin Gaskins
Phone: 918 359 8278
Email: kgaskins@matrixservice.com

Canada
Mary Mason
Phone: 587 334 8954
Email: mcmason@matrixservice.com

Vikas Moharir
Phone: 281 776 5716
Email: VikasMoharir@matrixpdm.com

John Vick
Phone: 918 379 6315
Email: jvick@matrixservice.com

US
Floyd Shoemaker
Phone: 281 925 8394
Email: fshoemaker@matrixservice.com

Canada
Mary Mason
Phone: 587 334 8954
Email: mcmason@matrixservice.com

US Tanks and Turnarounds
Floyd Shoemaker
Phone: 360 685 2043
Email: fshoemaker@matrixservice.com

Canada
Mary Mason
Phone: 587 334 8954
Email: mcmason@matrixservice.com

US
Gene Carter
Phone: 360 685 2030
Email: gcarter@matrixservice.com

Canada
Mary Mason
Phone: 587 334 8954
Email: mcmason@matrixservice.com

US
Larry Brewer
Phone: 918 379 6328
Email: LBrewer@matrixservice.com

Canada
Mary Mason
Phone: 587 334 8954
Email: mcmason@matrixservice.com

US
Floyd Shoemaker
Phone: 360 685 2043
Email: fshoemaker@matrixservice.com

Canada
Mary Mason
Phone: 587 334 8954
Email: mcmason@matrixservice.com

US
Kevin Durkin
Phone: 714 289 6612
Email: kdurkin@matrixservice.com

Canada
Mary Mason
Phone: 587 334 8954
Email: mcmason@matrixservice.com

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