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Bruks Rockwood Shiploader for Drax Biomass Facility

BRUKS Rockwood was selected to provide complete engineering and equipment for the shiploader at the Drax export facility in Port of Baton Rouge, LA, USA. This travelling, luffing, shuttling shiploader is designed to load wood pellets at a rate of 1,200 metric tonnes per hour.  With the ability to extend its boom 40ft, via the shuttling feature, this machine accommodates Panamax vessels that hold up to 74,000 metric tonnes. The telescopic chute at the end of the boom contains a special chute which helps with filling the four corners of the ship’s hold, as well as dust control. This machine is currently loading pellets that are being received from the two Drax pellet plants in LA & MS. The installation of the shiploader was completed in November 2014.