Metso will supply two identical bucket wheel stacker reclaimers to Tampa Electric Company’s Big Bend Station, Apollo Beach, Florida. The Big Bend Station is situated on Tampa Bay in Southeastern Hillsborough County. These two new machines will replace existing equipment that has been in operation for over 40 years. Total order value is approximately EUR 11.9 million.
According to the new contract, Metso will design, furnish, manufacturer, shop test, inspect, package, store and handle the two identical traveling bucket wheel stacker reclaimers prior to arriving on site. All necessary equipment, accessories, controls and components will be provided for complete operation.
"Metso is very pleased to replace our own machines that have been in service for 40 years. We have a very good relationship with TECO starting from the parts and services Metso has provided over the years. This order is proof that when you have your parts, service and capital equipment groups working together with the customer and for the benefit of the customer, great things can happen," states Mitch Sowards, Sales Manager, Capital Equipment, Eastern USA, Mining and Construction, Metso.
The first machine (North) is scheduled for commissioning in May of 2013. The second (South) machine is respectively scheduled for commissioning in the fourth quarter of 2013
Stacking and reclaiming capacities are designed to handle 4400 tph on each of the two identical bucket wheel stacker reclaimers. The reclaim capacity can be a variable of 1100 to 4400 tph depending on the current requirements needed. These machines will be used by Tampa Electric for stacking and reclaiming coal and petcoke.
Tampa Electric Company is the principal subsidiary of TECO Energy, Inc., an integrated energy-related holding company with core businesses in the utility sector, complemented by a family of unregulated businesses, and has been supplying electricity since 1899. Tampa Electric Company is a regulated utility with both electric and gas divisions. Other subsidiaries are engaged in coal and independent power. The Big Bend Power Station has four coal-fired units with a combined output of more than 1700 megawatts and serve customers across the West Central Florida service area.
For further information, please contact:
Dave Kowalski, Senior Vice President, Americas Market Area
Mining and Construction
tel: +1 412 269 5115
Mitch Sowards, Sales Manager, Capital Equipment, Eastern USA
Mining and Construction
tel: +1 412 269 5166