Sales/Marketing Assistant

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Submitted By tkirkbride
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Nova Scotia Power / Emera, Point Tupper, Nova Scotia
Canada
In 2004, B.I.D. was approached by Nova Scotia Power (NSP), to offer a project estimate for their new marine coal terminal. Since NSP's primary source of fuel (Cape Breton Coal
Mine) was closed as of 2001, there was a need to diversify their fuel supply. The answer to this nagging business problem was to construct a new receiving terminal at the Point
Tupper, Nova Scotia site, to import coal from various parts in the world, for their power generation. Our part was to design, manufacture, and install the custom system for their coal receiving, handling, and stock piling of imported coal.

Since B.I.D. had supplied equipment for their similar project in Sydney, Nova Scotia, we were more than ready to deliver. However, prior to our part in this project came the site work- which consisted of rail work, rail modifications and environmental studies. The main contractor for this work, CBCL, was also a repeat client of ours. Both companies were confident in B.I.D.'s reputation to solve a problem.

Environmental, economical, location and port considerations accounted for several revision requests to the system- no problem for B.I.D. The complete material handling system was built to receive coal and petroleum coke from self-unloading ships and from an E-crane unloading bulker ships- which were to then transport the product on shore to two storage piles at a continuous rate up to 3000 TPH using 54" wide belts.
Components supplied by B.I.D. were: a Mobile Hopper/Feeder, a Wharf Conveyor, an Inhaul Conveyor and an elevated Shuttle Conveyor. The system is capable of full-load continuous operation during ship unloadings, which occur during year round operations.
Completed on schedule, on budget and to the complete satisfaction of NSP in March
2005, it would come to be our largest coal handling…...

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