Siwertell has revealed that it has signed a contract with the Spanish-Korean consortium, TR-Samsung, for a 1 200 tonne-per-hour discharge capacity ship unloader for the 299 MWe Tees Renewable Energy Plant project in the UK.
Sweden-based material handling specialists Siwertell AB, part of Finland-headed Cargotec Oyj, has revealed that it has been selected by the Spanish-Korean consortium, TR-Samsung, to supply a ship unloader for the new 299 MWe biomass-fuelled power plant currently under construction in Teesside, Middlesbrough, UK. The order was booked in Cargotec’s fourth quarter 2016 order intake and the delivery will take place in October 2018.
– The plant’s owners want to employ the best available technology for its new facility. It’s crucial that the high-capacity fuel-delivery system overcomes the challenges of safety, cargo degradation and environmental impact, said Peter Goransson, Siwertell Sales Manager & Senior Advisor.
Challenging site constraints
Limited space meant that the structural footprint of the unloader had to be as small as possible, while the tail-end of the gantry had to be able to move aside to allow passage behind the equipment.
– We provided extensive references demonstrating our ability to meet the owner’s high standards and design criteria. Important factors included compliance with environmental directives, a proven track record of good reliability and safety, high through-vessel discharge rates and the ability to handle sensitive products with minimal cargo degradation or breakages, said Göransson.
Siwertell will deliver a tailor-made, rail-mounted ST 790-type D Siwertell unloader, which will be located close to the biomass power plant in Teesport. It will discharge wood pellets and wood chips to a matched Siwertell jetty conveyor with a movable transfer trolley, supplied as part of the contract.
Siwertell biomass unloaders are also equipped with a new-generation safety system to mitigate the risks of fire and dust explosion when handling biomass in an enclosed space.
The unloader has a rated average capacity of 1 200 tonnes per hour and a maximum rate of 1 320 tonnes per hour, designed to meet the plant’s requirements of 16 000 tonnes per day. It is equipped with a dual truck loading system for continuous direct truck loading at a rate of 300 tonnes per hour. This is a redundancy feature that allows operations to continue if the shore conveying system fails.