AMECO Reclaimer for Bagasse in the Dominican Republic

AMECO Reclaimer Tackles Renewable Energy Resource Bagasse Challenge in the Dominican Republic

New reserves of fossil fuels are becoming increasingly harder to find leading the power generation industry to look for alternative fuel sources. Power plants that can use biomass as their feedstock, such as agricultural residues, herbaceous crops, wood crops, and forest residues, are thus becoming a solution.

The Dominican Republic has set out to tackle its fuel import dependency by investing in a renewable energy resource, which can help meet domestic energy demands while delivering socio-economic benefits.

AMECO has just installed a Reclaimer, currently in its final stages of commissioning at a 30MW biomass plant in the Dominican Republic. This is the first biomass plant connected to the country’s National Interconnected Electric System (SENI), which uses sugarcane bagasse as feedstock.

AMECO’s Reclaimer will be able to handle 70 tons of bagasse per hour allowing the power plant to offset more than 80,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year and meet certification for the United Nations Certified Emission Reductions (CERs).

Bagasse plays an important role in the rapid development and growth of the country’s internal and external markets.

AMECO – the Power of Know-How

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 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 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