Clyde Bergemann wins coal ash cleanup work at two Santee power plants

Contracting firm Clyde Bergemann said recently that it will engineer, supply, and commission a series of ash handling systems to aid Santee Cooper in complying with the EPA’s Effluent Limitation Guidelines (ELG) and Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) regulations at the Winyah and Cross plants.

The systems will handle bottom ash, pyrites, and economizer/SCR ash for the eight coal-fired boilers that have a combined power generation output of 3,600 MW. Additionally, at Cross, the project will include multiple pump additions and piping modifications to create a closed loop pyrite handling system and eliminate the need for pyrites to be sent to the existing ash pond.

The main equipment for this project includes – depending on material and plant situation – either Clyde Bergemann’s Submerged Scraper Conveyor (SSC) and/or Remote Submerged Scraper Conveyor (RSSC) technology. Engineering work, which will be performed out of Clyde Bergemann’s Material Handling product division in Malvern, Pa., has already commenced for this project and deliveries are scheduled to start in January 2017.

“We are happy to help Santee Cooper with this significant environmental project,” said Dominick Garton, President of Clyde Bergemann Power Group Americas (CBAM). “CBAM’s comprehensive offering of solutions for wet to dry ash handling and our highly talented project team will allow us to meet all of this project’s technical and scheduling requirements.”

Santee Cooper is also known as the South Carolina Public Service Authority.

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