Magnetek receives order for Hoover Dam

Freeman Staff

Oct. 16, 2014

MENOMONEE FALLS Magnetek, Inc. announced Thursday it had received an order valued at over $1 million to modernize the controls on four 300-ton power plant cranes for the Hoover Dam.

The Hoover Dam has two power plant wings, one located in Nevada and one located in Arizona. Each power plant wing is 650 feet long and rises nearly 300 feet above the foundation of the power plant. Two 300-ton cranes are located inside each power plant wing and are used to move and maintain the 17 main vertical hydraulic turbines housed in the wings.

The controls are scheduled to be installed over a 7-month period. Menomonee Fall-based Magnetek is partnering with Precision Crane & Hoist Services of Nevada on the project.