TP Utilities’ new biomass/coal-fired power plant in Singapore has
specified a Cargotec fuel receiving system for its efficiency and
environmental qualities.
In March, Cargotec signed a turn-key agreement with the
Japanese engineering, procurement and construction contractor,
Marubeni Corporation, for the delivery of a fuel receiving system.
It is designed to handle biomass (palm kernel shells) and coal and
will be delivered to TP Utilities Pte Ltd’s new biomass/coal-fired
power plant in Singapore, scheduled to enter operation in
The fuel receiving system consists of a Siwertell ship
unloader, a control system and a chain of belt conveyors and
bucket elevators that are designed to feed a flat storage area
and silo. Construction, installation, start-up, commissioning and
testing and training, as well as supervision, are also included in
the contract.
The system is designed for receiving fuel via seaborne
transportation and will be able to maintain a rated capacity of
1,000tph (tonnes per hour) when unloading coal and 300tph
when unloading biomass.
Jan Karlsson, Cargotec’s sales director for bulk handling
systems, says that: “The customer requires a system that is able
to feed the new power plant with fuel. Singapore is a resourcescarce
country and needs to import all fuels for power
“Singaporean legislation is also quite strict on environmental
issues and provides little, or no room for dust and spillage issues;
hence, the plant’s requirements for a totally-enclosed fuel
receiving system.
“Cargotec was chosen for the contract because of the proven
capabilities of our Siwertell ship unloader, our experience in fuel
handling systems, our experience in deliveries to Singapore, the
efficiency of the system as a whole, and, most importantly, its
environmentally-friendly characteristics. The ship unloader is
totally enclosed along the entire conveying line to the storage
facilities. It offers a very efficient unloading operation at high
capacities, as high as the company wanted, and is also able to
handle both coal and biomass.”
Cargotec improves the efficiency of cargo flows by offering
solutions for loading and unloading goods on land and at sea –
wherever cargo is on the move. For handling dry bulk materials,
Cargotec provides engineering solutions through its Siwertell
brand, including design, installation and after sales services
Siwertell ship unloaders and loaders are based on unique
screw conveyor technology, in combination with belt conveyors
and aeroslides, and can handle virtually any dry bulk cargo, such
as coal, cement, fertilizer, agribulk, clinker, sulphur and grain.
Cargotec can supply plant and terminal design, ship unloaders,
ship loaders, mobile ship unloaders, mechanical and pneumatic
conveying systems, and storage solutions, all designed to ensure
environmentally-friendly and efficient cargo operations.