Innovative Hydraulics was recently awarded a contract to design and manufacture custom fluid power products in support of the McNary Dam modernization project on the Columbia River in Umatilla, Oregon.
Innovative Hydraulics, headquartered in Wausau, Wisconsin, will design and manufacture custom hydraulic cylinders that actuate the dam’s intake gates, controlling the flow into the Columbia River from upstream Lake Wallula. The cylinders will incorporate Innovashield, Innovative Hydraulics’ laser clad offering that provides unmatched corrosivity protection in the harshest of submerged environments.
The project is being led by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Innovative Hydraulics will support Knight Const. & Supply, of Deer Park, Washington.
McNary Lock and Dam was authorized by Congress for power and navigation in the 1945 Rivers and Harbors Act. Construction began on the Columbia River in 1947, and all turbine units were operational in 1957. The dam is 183 feet tall and over 7,300 feet long. It produces enough clean, renewable hydro power annually to support 686,000 homes.
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