A wood fiber processing and nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing business acquired an idle stand board processing mill location in Canada that they wanted to convert into a wood pellet production facility. The company wanted their repurposed plant to produce 450,000 metric tons of wood pellets each year by consuming approximately 890,000 tons of certified sustainably managed fiber. They also acquired a former particle board processing mill and planned to use this second plant to produce approximately 100,000 metric tons of pellets through the consumption of approximately 200,000 tons of fiber.
EAD was asked to join a design / build team of contractors tasked with turning the mills into viable production facilities at both plant locations. EAD performed feasibility studies that met our client’s requirements and developed the preliminary plant design. As part of the project we also prepared permit applications and provided project management, construction management, and commissioning and start-up support services.
EAD monitored the plant provided troubleshooting, optimized our client’s operating processes, and performed post-commissioning. We were involved in the front end engineering and design (FEED). Employing our in-house, multi-disciplinary (process, civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical) engineering team to provide our client with detailed engineering, construction packages, and a wide range of engineering services. In line with our award winning commitment to safety, we also performed process hazard analyses and other safety services to ensure that the finished design met Canadian safety regulatory requirements (CanOSH).
Client: Wood Fiber Processing & Nitrogen Fertilizer Manufacturer
Location: Ontario, Canada
Market(s) Served: Renewable Energy & Fuels, Nitrogen Fertilizer, Wood Pellets
- Project Management
- Construction Management