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.