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Coal Hopper Replacement
Project: Coal Hopper Replacement
Client: Wilmar Sugar
Service Type: Engineering Fabrication, On-site Installation and Cranes & Logistics
Completion: April 2015
Melco Engineering were engaged by Wilmar to undertake the supply and installation of a Coal Hopper at Plane Creek Sugar Mill.
The overall module consisted of a 216-tonne coal hopper, inclusive of the connection point between the coal hopper cone clamp gate and the existing 26 tonne auto tipper, platforms and stairways to form external accessways and external handrailing.
The coal hopper solution provides the ethanol plant boilers a secondary fuel source in the event of unavailability of bagasse. This is imperative during the off-season when bagasse is of no supply.
The Melco scope included engineering design and certification, deconstruction, fabrication and installation of the newly designed hopper. This scope includes plate, piping, structural and mechanical installation works and encompassed 3,200 labour hours over a four (4) month duration.