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PROJECT
Nevada Solar One Solargenix Energy – Boulder City, NV
YEAR
2007
GALVANIZER
AZZ Galvanizing and Jordan River Galvanizing
PRODUCT
Brite Zinc (used for touch-up)
OVERVIEW
The Nevada Solar One – Solargenix Energy project is the third largest solar energy center in the world, and the largest capacity facility built in 15 years. The massive project covers 400 acres with 180,000 reflective mirrors and will be capable of providing 64 MW of power. The desert location of the project means the hot-dip galvanized steel will be exposed to intense UV rays. This project is a first in the US of this size and magnitude, but larger projects are planned in Nevada and California. The durability and longevity provided by galvanized steel will ensure hot-dip galvanized steel will be a player in the expanding alternative energy market well into the future. The use of Brite Zinc for on-site touch-up further allowed galvanizing protection without traditionally long lead-times.

PROJECT
Suncor Energy Odyssey Project – Commerce City, CO
YEAR
2007
GALVANIZER
AZZ Galvanizing
PRODUCT
Brite Zinc (used for touch-up)
OVERVIEW
Suncor Energy’s Odyssey Project focused on upgrading the Commerce City, Colorado refinery to produce products that meet the newly regulated emission levels for low sulphur diesel fuel. The renovation’s major emphases were safety and maintenance. Galvanized steel is the only coating that has been able to hold up to the corrosiveness and abrasiveness of refined oil sands. The turnaround time for this project was critical as it required the shutdown of two operations. Hot- dip galvanized steel’s naturally quick turnaround time meant the galvanized steel was there on time, every time. The Odyssey Project is a prime example of how hot-dip galvanized steel is up to the challenge of short deadlines. The use of Brite Zinc for on-site touch-up further allowed galvanizing protection without traditionally long lead-times.
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