Project management, detailed engineering, procurement and construction services were provided covering the major coal handling facilities serving two new 620 MW units of the Brandon Shores Power Plant on the Patapso River. A major feature of the coal handling facility is a system to receive coal by 7,000-ton capacity barges. This installation involved extensive marine works, including a 3-barge dock, jetty way and a barge haul system to move the barges during unloading. A high capacity 4,000 TPH continuous bucket elevator barge unloader was installed on the new jetty way. The barge unloader was pre-assembled on shore and shipped on a ﬂoating barge crane to the install location. The barge unloader discharges to a high capacity 72" collecting conveyor in a fully enclosed and ventilated gallery. Coal is conveyed over ~ 1,700 ft of water and inland to a transfer station. It is then either directed to a radial stacker (discharging to a ground storage system serving the existing Wagner Station), or onto another conveyor serving the main coal storage stockpile system for Units 1 and 2. The reversible shuttle belt conveyor system feeding the power block provide ﬂexibility in plant loading requirements. This system is fully automated with individual remote stations, each of which is capable of operating the equipment from barge to bunker.
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CIM Convention, Booth 1126
Montreal, QC, May10-13, 2015
Canadian Mining Expo, Booth R6-09
Timmins, ON, May 27-28, 2015