Bucket Wheel Stacker Reclaimers

Two Metso Bucket Wheel Stacker Reclaimers to Tampa Electric

05/03/2012 | Editor: Marcel Dröttboom

Metso will supply two identical bucket wheel stacker reclaimers with capacities of 4400 tonnes per hour to Tampa Electric Company’s Big Bend Station.
Metso will supply two identical bucket wheel stacker reclaimers with capacities of 4400 tonnes per hour to Tampa Electric Company’s Big Bend Station. (Picture: Metso)

Metso will supply two identical bucket wheel stacker reclaimers to Tampa Electric Company’s Big Bend Station, Apollo Beach, Florida. Stacking and reclaiming capacities are designed to handle 4400 tonnes per hour on each of the two identical bucket wheel stacker reclaimers.

Canonsburg (PA), USA – According to the new contract, Metso will design, furnish, manufacturer, shop test, inspect, package, store and handle the two identical traveling bucket wheel stacker reclaimers prior to arriving on site. All necessary equipment, accessories, controls and components will be provided for complete operation. The two new machines will replace existing equipment that has been in operation for over 40 years. Total order value is approximately EUR 11.9 million.

Stacking and reclaiming capacities are designed to handle 4400 tonnes per hour on each of the two identical bucket wheel stacker reclaimers. The reclaim capacity can be a variable of 1100 to 4400 tonnes per hour depending on the current requirements needed. These machines will be used by Tampa Electric for stacking and reclaiming coal and petcoke. The first machine (North) is scheduled for commissioning in May of 2013. The second (South) machine is respectively scheduled for commissioning in the fourth quarter of 2013

The Big Bend Station, situated on Tampa Bay in Southeastern Hillsborough County, has four coal-fired units with a combined output of more than 1700 megawatts and serve customers across the West Central Florida service area.

Tampa Electric Company is the principal subsidiary of Teco Energy, an integrated energy-related holding company with core businesses in the utility sector, complemented by a family of unregulated businesses, and has been supplying electricity since 1899. Tampa Electric Company is a regulated utility with both electric and gas divisions. Other subsidiaries are engaged in coal and independent power.

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