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BEUMER Group awarded ash pipe conveyor project

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BEUMER Group has announced that it has been selected to provide design/build services for a new recycled ash pipe conveyor system at the A.B. Brown generating station located near Mount Vernon, owned by Vectren, a CenterPoint Energy company. The project is expected to begin immediately and continue through 2020.

The 1 mile long pipe conveyor will transport material from the power station’s ash pond to its barge loading facility on the Ohio River. In addition to supplying the pipe conveyor, BEUMER’s scope of work includes the design and supply of a reclaim hopper and belt feeder to receive wet ash at the pond site, and a transfer conveyor to feed the new pipe conveyor. BEUMER will also design, fabricate, and supply upgrade modifications to the existing barge loading facility at the A.B. Brown Station, to convert from a dry loading system to one that will load wet excavated ponded material. BEUMER’s full scope of services will include design, engineering, fabrication, supply, instrumentation and controls, and technical support during the construction and startup phases of the project.

BEUMER’s pipe conveyor technology forms the transport belt into a tube or pipe that can navigate horizontal and vertical curves, as well as high inclinations. As a result, material can be transported over difficult topography or around existing structures without the use of transfer towers. In addition to serving power plant clients, BEUMER has installed its pipe conveyor technology at cement, chemical, steel, and waste recycling facilities.

“BEUMER’s long-distance pipe conveyor technology has proved to be an environmentally safe solution for coal ash transportation that virtually eliminates the risk of spilled material or fugitive dust,” said Brad Williams, Vice President of Sales and Business Development for BEUMER Corp. “The A.B. Brown Vectren project is the third significant ash-handling system BEUMER has been awarded recently, as the pipe conveyor system is especially well-suited for fossil fuel plant applications.”

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