Wood & Biomass Processing

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Dardanup, Western Australia

Laminex wished to increase their flake material volume by installing two additional Pallmann PZK 14-450 ring flakers. This would bring the total capacity of available flake material to 42TPH.

Laminex approached Brightwater to provide a concept and engineer a solution to successfully convey the required flake material from three ring flakers at 42TPH from the PZK building to a receiving silo.

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Chip Reception, Storage and Reclaim System

Norske Skog Tasman, Kawerau, New Zealand

Norske Skog Tasman wished to extend facilities for the receipt, storage and reclamation of chip imported to their Kawerau, New Zealand mill site.  Brightwater Engineering were contracted by Norske Skog Tasman to deliver a Full Turn-Key Chip Import, Storage and Reclaim system that included Traffic Management, Product Separation and Data Communications.

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Plantation Pulpwood Terminals (PPT) Truck Dumpers and Chip Stacker

Albany, Western Australia

PPT is a joint venture between Timbercorp and ITC who are plantation forest owners and managers and major chip exporters of mainly eucalyptus chips.  Brightwater contracted Rader Inc. of Atlanta as their partner to design a radial stacker with luffing boom which could automatically build up a 50,000 tonne stockpile of wood chips. Brightwater manufactured the stacker components and shipped them to WA.

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1500m³ Biomass Fuel Storage Bunker

Nelson Pine Industries Ltd, Richmond, Nelson, New Zealand

Nelson Pine Industries Ltd is the largest MDF plant in the World. A major expansion to include a Laminated Veneer Lumber Plant (LVL) on the same site in 2001 required an additional 20 MW Easteel Energy Plant and additional fuel storage.

Brightwater Engineers designed, built and commissioned a 1500m3 capacity Saxlund International push floor bunker. Fully automated, the bunker feeds the 20 MW Easteel Energy Plant with wood waste fuel at a rate of up to 50 m3 per hour.


Shavings Storage

McAlpines Ltd, Rangiora, New Zealand

McAlpines were already dumping wood shavings and the new planer mill they had purchased would increase this waste. It was decided to use the shavings as bio-fuel in the energy plant, in turn reducing the consumption of coal on site.

In association with Windsor Engineering Group, who supplied the shavings extraction and conveying system, BEL offered a 275 m3 storage silo complete with discharge screw. This would store the shavings and supply them as required to the boiler fuel feed system.


Biomass Fuel Handling System

Pan Pac Forest Products LTD, Whirinaki, Napier

During 2001-2002, Pan Pac Forest Products Ltd installed a 36MW Easteel Bubbling Fluid Bed (BFB) Boiler. Pan Pac required a Fuel Handling system to store and deliver fuel for the new boiler.

The Fuel Handling and Management System designed, supplied, installed and commissioned by Brightwater comprises equipment to separately store and reclaim coarse woodwaste as the primary fuel for the boiler and a shavings handling and storage system.

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Fuel Management System

CHH Pine Panels, Oberon, NSW, Australia

The new fuel managment system and heatplant were required to replace a thermal oil heater system that had been completely destroyed by fire in 2000.

The equipment installed by Brightwater included coarse fuel screening, dust screening, a fully enclosed dry fuel push floor bunker and a 90 cubic metre capacity elevated mixed fuel surge bunker situated close to the boiler plant.

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Veneer Line and LVL Press

Nelson Pine Industries LTD, Richmond, New Zealand

Nelson Pine Industries Ltd is a world leader in the manufacture of Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF). In 2000, NPIL announced the establishment of $80,000,000 in a Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) production facility.

Brightwater Engineers was awarded a single contract in 2 stages to carry out the mechanical installation and commissioning of the Veneer Line, Drier and Waste Handling equipment in the Veneer Building, and the Scarfer, LVL Layup, Press and Billet Handling Equipment in the LVL Building. The total scope of work involved over 40,000 man hours with a peak labour force of 35 Trades persons.