The big change: Innovative material transport solutions for renewable energies

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Jules Fricke, Managing Director of Loibl Förderanlagen GmbH:

“The interest in renewable energy technology is rapidly growing. With our extensive know-how to integrate new technologies into existing equipment, we make an important contribution to coal phase-out. And we guarantee superior quality and state-of-the-art equipment. That is what drives us at Loibl: safety. performance. quality.“

Loibl and RWE – A very long success story. Loibl and RWE have been working successfully for many years. Retrofitting of Amercentrale is the largest project so far with the energy giant. Located at the river Amer near to the city of Geertruidenberg is one of biggest cogeneration plant in the Netherlands. The plant has been in operation since 1993 and generates 600 Megawatt electricity as well as 350 MW heat. Optimization and maintenance of the power plant was a major consideration for RWE in terms of long-term profitability and economic efficiency. To keep the output volume, the switchover took place gradually using the co-firing method. A mix of fossil and regenerative fuels is fired simultaneously. In addition to hard coal and waste wood, mainly wood pellets are used, which derive from sustainable forestry. Loibl‘s state-of-the-art biomass transport system has been especially adapted to the specific characteristics of these partially polluted and rather homogenous, i.e. “flowable”, materials. In this way, the power plant can be changed completely to a CO2 neutral energy production until 2025.

Project pictures

  • At the port: encapsulated trough chain conveyors from Loibl with integrated explosion protection

  • Trogh chain conveyors and belt conveyors by Loibl

  • During construction phase: silo with silo screw reclaimer, both from Loibl

  • Detailed engineering for material transport from the quay to the mills in the power plant
  • Manufacture in Straubing, Bavaria
  • Complete conveying technology
  • Engineering and supply of the complete, very extensive fire and explosion protection technology along the conveying line
  • Delivery of all components
  • Complete steel structure
  • Erection on site incl. training, commissioning and trial operation
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