Anvil completed an Isomerization Complex project at a Washington refinery. Anvil completed all engineering services to support the new Isomerization Complex, which was designed to meet or exceed anticipated future clean gasoline specifications and provided an alternative to using MTBE to produce CARB 3 gasoline.


Anvil completed a FCCU Revamp/Technology Upgrade project for a Hawaii refinery. Anvil converted an existing Exxon Model IV (circa 1950) design FCCU to a UOP Pressure Balanced Unit. The project included replacing the existing cold wall reactor with a new hot wall reactor. The reactor was built and shipped from Korea.


Anvil revamped an existing FCCU by upgrading the Regenerator Cyclone System and increasing the regenerator’s tangent length by 10 feet. The project also removed and replaced all refractory in the regenerator and replaced the Flue Gas Line, including the expansion joint. This was one of our first major FCC projects and started building our reputation for FCC revamps.


Anvil opened a branch office in Concord, CA to support several northern California refinery clients.


Anvil completed the design of a Coke Drum Replacement project for a Washington refinery. Anvil worked closely with the constructor to develop rigging concepts and a lift plan to remove the four existing 26-foot diameter coke drums and replaced them with new 27.5-foot diameter coke drums. The designed structural steel changes allowed the drill deck and 4 derricks to be lifted in one piece.


Anvil completed two new grassroots drillsite and support facilities for the TARN reservoir in Alaska’s Kuparuk River Unit. Initial development was 20-40 wells, but 80 wells were developed. Detailed planning, efficient permitting efforts, and engineering, procurement and construction innovation enabled this project to progress from kickoff to production in 15 months.


Anvil engineered a major Gas Turbine Power Generation project on the Alaska North Slope. The project installed a Frame 6 turbine generator to provide 40 MW of generation capacity with power generated at 35kV and distributed to 3 central processing facilities. This was the first Frame 6 installed at grade on the North Slope, which eliminated a heavy steel-based substructure and significantly reduced costs.


Anvil opened a new branch office in Billings, MT.


Anvil held the first of many blood drives on the Bellingham campus to support Bloodworks Northwest. This continues today and we’ve collected over 2,764 units of whole blood supporting over 8,292 patients.


Anvil became an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) company. As Larry Levorsen was approaching retirement, he decided to sell the company to its employees and have them own the stock. He believed that long-term employees deserved a good retirement plan.