Portal Reclaimer for urea, Nitrogen Operations facility, TX, USA

AMECO Successfully Completes Commissioning of Portal Reclaimer in Texas

AMECO has completed the commissioning of one fit-for-purpose Portal Reclaimer handling 480 tons per hour urea with a rail span of 54 meters at a Nitrogen Operations facility in Texas for a major global producer.

AMECO team designed and supplied an innovative urea storage solution having a Portal Reclaimer able to drag urea up to 20 degrees below ground.

This Portal Reclaimer enabled the facility to increase its storage capacity by 50% in comparison to the standard solution available from other suppliers on the market.

This first of its kind piece of equipment demonstrates AMECO’s superior product delivery and dedication to serve clients’ needs in fertilizer, pulp, biomass and coal power plants and port terminals leveraging 85 years’ experience in machine design combined with best-in-class predictive maintenance.

AMECO – The Power of Know-How

AMECO Portal Reclaimer for generating station, USA

AMECO secures repeat order from major US utility company

After having successfully delivered and commissioned one Portal Reclaimer for LG&E at Trimble County Power Station, KY, in 2014, AMECO is currently commissioning a second Portal Reclaimer for LG&E at Bedford Generating Station, KY.

This very successful cooperation between the EPC, AMEC Foster Wheeler, and AMECO enabled a timely delivery for this Portal Reclaimer handling desulphurized gypsum.

This repeat order from a major utility company in the United States demonstrates AMECO’s recognized know-how for a gypsum handling solution. AMECO focuses on a robust design, using local manufacturers and on a user-friendly and mistakenproof software and interface.

During all the lifetime of the reclaimer, AMECO also provides preventive maintenance tools and an easy remote diagnostic.

Last but not least, we are aware that our customer operates in sensitive industries and AMECO is one step ahead of its competitors regarding machine safety and protection against external intrusions attempts.

AMECO – The Power of Know-How

AMECO Inter-transport fair, Odessa, 2016

Ameco at the Inter-TRANSPORT 2016 fair in Odessa

AMECO had the opportunity to present its ship loading solutions to the visitors of the Inter-TRANSPORT 2016 fair held at the Exhibition Complex of the Odessa Sea Port (Ukraine) from the 1st to the 3rd of June. This fair is a reference for port terminals and logitics, a fast-growing sector in Ukraine.

AMECO is very active in Ukraine thanks to our representative office in Kiev.


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Revamp of CSS system for woodchips at Visy Paper, Australia

In March 2016, AMECO successfully assisted Visy Pulp with the replacement of the main slewing ring on one of the three AMECO Circular Storage Systems handling woodchips at Visy Pulp’s plant in Tumut, NSW – Australia. The three AMECO circular stacker/reclaimer machines located in Tumut, Australia have been in continuous operation since they were commissioned in 2000. The central slewing ring is a critical part that allows the rotation of the reclaimer arm and due to it’s position on the central column, supports the entire weight of the upper structure of the stacker/reclaimer, a total load of >40 tons.

The replacement of this slewing ring required disassembly of the stacker boom and the upper part of the central tower, which gave our technical specialists the opportunity to closely inspect and re-adjust all the elements of the machine.

AMECO’s maintenance teams are always available to our clients for inspections of installed machines, and can often propose improvements that will benefit the daily operations of the plant and extend the life expectancy of AMECO systems.

AMECO test success: Rotary Scraper for urea prilling tower, Indonesia

Rotary Scraper for prilling tower PT Pupuk Sriwidjaja Palembang (Pusri), Indonesia

The new PT Pupuk Sriwidjaja Palembang (Pusri) Urea production plant will be equiped with an AMECO rotary scraper. AMECO has supplied and commisioned this equipment together with the EPC, a consortium between Toyo Engineering and Rekayasa. The prilling tower scraper works 24h/7d reclaiming the urea prills falling from the tower directly into a downstream conveyor. AMECO is the world leader in the supply of rotary scraper for urea granulation towers.

AMECO Circular Stacker for woodchips, Thailand

Circular stacker reclaimer (CSS) for Woodchips at Kanchanaburi, Thailand

In late 2014, AMECO delivered a circular stacker reclaimer to Siam Cellulose Co., Ltd’s pulp mill in Wangsala, Kanchanaburi province, Thailand. This is a remarkable piece of equipment, especially with regards to its size.

The capacity of the woodchip stockpile is 150 000 m3, with a pile diameter of 120 m. The machine stacks the woodchips onto this pile at a rate of 300 TPH and recovers the material from the pile at a rate of 125 TPH. These figures make the machine currently one of the largest overpile stacker-reclaimers in the world in terms of pile capacity.

Reclaiming capacity: 125 ton/h
Stacking capacity: 300 ton/h
Reclaimer arm length: 56 200 mm
Capacity of the pile: 150 000 m3

End customer : SCG Paper
Material handled : Woodchips
Industry : Pulp & paper

AMECO portal reclaimer for coal, Morocco

Single boom portal reclaimers (PS1) at Jorf Lasfar, Morocco

AMECO has successfully supplied two single boom portal reclaimers for handling coal at a rate of 1000 TPH to the Mitsui-Daewoo consortium. These two reclaimers are currently on operation on Jorf Lasfar Electricity Company’s new units 5 and 6 in Morocco, the biggest power plant of the country

Capacity: 1000 ton/h
Rail span: 60 000 mm

End customer: Jorf Lasfar Energy Company (JLEC)
Material handled: Coal
Industry: Power generation

AMECO Shiploader for coal, Norway

Shiploader (TSL) at Sveagruva, Norway

A project AMECO is particularly proud of is the delivery of a shiploader to load coal into sea vessels at a capacity of 2000 TPH to Store Norske Spitsbergen Kulkompani (SNSK).

This Norwegian company operates the world’s northernmost mine in Svea, Svalbard. Due to the polar weather conditions, AMECO had to respect very strict delivery dates, completely rethink its design and ship the machine fully assembled. All challenges AMECO took in stride and completed to the client’s satisfaction.

Capacity: 2000 ton/h
Boom length: 26 000 mm

End customer : Store Norske Spitsbergen Kulkompani (SNSK)
Material handled : Coal
Industry : Mining

AMECO portal reclaimer for woodchips, USA

Portal reclaimer (PS2) at Portsmouth, NH, USA

In 2006, AMECO delivered a portal reclaimer for woodchips to the Public Service of New Hamsphire (PSNH)’s “Northern Wood Power Project”.
The goal of this project was to permanently replace Schiller Station’s 50 MW coal-burning boiler with a state-of-the-art fluidized bed wood-burning boiler of the same capacity.
The AMECO portal reclaimer is fully computer-controlled and contributes to the storage of a 14-day fuel supply for the new boiler. We are very proud to have participated in this project.
In 2007, it was namely awarded with Power Magazine’s prestigious “Marmaduke Award” for excellence in operations and maintenance.

Capacity: 90 ton/h
Rail span: 117 ft

End customer : Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH) – Schiller Station
Material handled : Woodchips
Industry : Power generation

AMECO Portal Reclaimer for gypsum

Portal reclaimer (PS2) for gypsum. Ghent, KT, USA

A new AMECO machine has entered in operation in Ghent CCR Transport plant in Kentucky (USA). This machine is a traveling portal reclaimer handling gypsum at a rate of 750 TPH. AMECO has supplied this machine to the EPC company in charge of this project, Kiewit, and consolidates with this its presence in the USA market. Capacity: 750 ton/h Rail span: 27 991 mm End customer: Kentucky Utilities (KU) Material handled: Gypsum Industry: Power generation