Pan Pac Napier

Pan Pac Forest Products Ltd has a 36 MW wood waste fired boiler. The site uses a Biomass Fuel Handling System and Energy Plant to provide an optimal solution for generating power, maximising operational efficiency and reducing wood waste disposal costs.
Description of facility: 

In 2002 Pan Pac Forest Products Ltd installed a 36MW Easteel Bubbling Fluid Bed (BFB) Boiler. Pan Pac required an efficient Fuel Handling system to store and deliver fuel for the new Boiler. The fuel comprises coarse green wood residues sourced from Pan Pacs forestry operation and dry shavings which is a by-product from Pan Pacs sawmilling operation.

The Fuel Handling and Management System designed, supplied, installed and commissioned by Brightwater Engineering comprised of equipment to separately store and reclaim coarse wood residues as the primary fuel for the boiler as well as a shavings handling and storage system. The coarse wood residue contains bark, green wood residue, sawdust and wood chips. Brightwater Engineering provided a flexible system that was able to efficiently store and deliver the “imported fuels” as well as those generated by processes on site.

Plant Performance - The Biomass Energy Plant is designed for a gross nominal load of 36 MW and consumes more than 320,000 tonnes of dry Shavings and wood residues per year. The Fuel Handling System is designed to provide optimal levels of fuel feed reliability and consistency.

Note - Easteel is now RCR.

Facility type: 
Wood Processing Plant
Technology type: 
Fluidised Boiler Combustion
Wood Fuel
Primary Output: 
1161 State Highway 2 Whirinaki 4142
Central North Island
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Further information: 
Brightwater Case Study
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Pan Pac Fuel Handling System