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Bradford Breaker Bypass

Noranda required a plan to continue operation during a major equipment repair event. DPG prepared concepts and a preliminary design for a conveyor bypass system to deliver bauxite to the Plant during repairs.

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As-Mined Bauxite Evaluation

Long-range strategic project investigating options to reduce the cost of shipped bauxite. DPG evaluated expansion project concepts, costs and issues related to limestone removal and bauxite drying.

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Coal Export Terminal Study

Feasibility study to evaluate export coal at Puerto Topolobampo, MX. Prepared phased expansion plans for conveying systems, storage facilities and vessel loading systems implemented at various phases of expansion.

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Container Crane to Shiploader Conversion

Wood Pellet Terminal Master Plan for Diversified Port Holdings located at the JAXPORT, Talleyrand terminal in Jacksonville, FL. Prepared a custom design to convert an existing container crane to a wood pellet shiploader.

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Citgo Refinery Upgrades

Project concept development for refinery coke system improvements including: – replacement coke crane – upgraded pit/pad reclaim arrangement – conveying to storage yard – dozer reclaim to new reclaim conveying equipment – truck loadout for delivery to a new barge loading station

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Soda Ash Vessel Unloading

ANSAC engaged DPG to prepare a technical report describing equipment, technologies and operating practices for minimizing dust emissions and reducing product losses due to spillage while unloading soda ash from vessels. To aid in the evaluation of existing conditions, G. Douglas, with ANSAC representatives, visited several sites in Asia. All cargo unloading locations utilize grab […]

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Coal Terminal Expansion Studies

Developed concepts for expanding the existing coal terminal to handle a progressive increase in annual throughput. Provided phased expansion plans to expand live storage capacity using linear traveling stacking equipment to reduce the use of dozers to reduce operating costs and improve efficiencies. Planned upgrades for reclaim systems, conveyor distribution and a new ship loader […]

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Construction Materials Terminal Feasibility Study

Feasibility study to expand an existing terminal to receive sand and aggregates from self-discharging vessels, temporarily store, then load into railcars, trucks and barges for regional distribution. Project elements included preliminary terminal layouts, equipment selection and cost analysis for vessel unloading and stockpiling, conveyor distribution, reclaim and barge, railcar and truck loading systems.

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Iron Ore Export Terminal Feasibility Study

Prepared an initial Basis of Design, Conceptual Design and budgetary capital costs for a new bulk materials export terminal to handle iron ore concentrate and coal at a new facility in Pittsburg, CA. Project planned as a phased development to address initial tonnage projections and growth over a multi-year period. Perpared evaluations and planning documents […]

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Georgia Pacific Gypsum Import Terminal Reconfiguration Study

Working with the Ben C. Gerwick (now COWI) engineering Team, developed expansion concepts for the existing gypsum import system servicing the wallboard plant to allow for the discharge of larger vessels at faster unloading rates. Project elements to be integrated into the existing system included: new marine structures, self-discharging vessel receiving hopper with dual-feeders, gypsum […]

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Port of San Francisco Iron Ore Terminal Feasibility Study

Worked with the Gerwick/SDI Joint Venture Engineering Team to perform a feasibility study for a new iron ore export terminal to be located on an existing terminal. Project tasks included rail planning, bulk terminal layouts, train unloading time cycle analysis, covered stockpile storage evaluation, berth occupancy and shiploading time studies, shiploaders evaluation, and preliminary project […]

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Port Planning

Port of San Diego is a Multi-Use Port handling automobiles, lumber, dry bulk (cement, sand and soda ash), liquid bulk, breakbulk, general cargo, military cargo and project cargos. Performed various Port Planning assignments including a dry bulk terminals evaluation for proposed construction materials import facilities (cement, sand and aggregates). Assisted the Port with the preparation […]

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Wood Pellet Export Terminal Shiploading Study

Alternatives investigation and cost evaluation for a new wood pellet export terminal ship loading systems.

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Master Planning and Port Expansion

Master Planning and Technical Services for multiple projects spanning many years. Master Planning Layouts for: Containers, dry and liquid bulk cargos, general cargo, breakbulk and warehousing. Concept Development, BidPackage Developmentand Consultationforcompletion of: Wood Pellet Export Terminal Replacement Wood Pellet Warehouse Conveyor, Tripper, Loading Spout Wood Pellet Dust Control Systems Wood Pellet Export Terminal Expansion Rail […]

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Stone Removal System Study

Conceptual study to prepare a conceptual design to identify and evaluate options to remove stones larger than 3” from as-mined bauxite, which is very wet and sticky, and load trains at the St. Jago station. Performed a site evaluation; evaluated alternative equipment and facility layouts; selected a preferred alternative and defined Project requirements; prepared a […]

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