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.