Jervis B. Webb Company designed, manufactured and installed 2.5 miles of conveyors and peripheral equipment at NB Power’s Belledune Generating Station. The bulk handling system transports coal from dockside to the power station at a rate of 2700 tons per hour.
And in fact, when the first ship was unloaded, coal was sent to the storage area at peak rates above 2800 tons per hour. It’s another success project for Webb, a global company that is dedicated to providing the industry with the most reliable coal handling systems.
Belledune power station is a 450 MW coal-fired power generation station for Energie NB Power in Belledune, New Brunswick, Canada. This station relies on coal brought in by ship for operation. Coal is transported from the ship unloader through nearly 2 miles of gallery, 5 transfer houses and the crusher building by seven 5-foot wide belt conveyors. Coal is conveyed to either the concrete stackout tower for outside storage or to the covered storage area. Once in storage, the coal can be recirculated between storage areas or reclaimed to the boiler house by a system of 7 belt conveyors and 2 en masse conveyors.
Major structures and equipment include: 2.5 miles of belt conveyors, 1.8 miles of gallery, five transfer houses, crusher building, concrete stackout tower, vibrating feeders, tramp iron detectors, magnetic separators, belt weigh scales, coal sampling system, frozen coal cracker, double roll crushers, surge weigh bin, two en masse conveyors, dust collectors, furnace ash and pyrites removal system, fire protection and sprinkler system.