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,” said Mitch Sowards, sales manager, Metso.

The first machine (North) is scheduled for commissioning in May 2013. The second (South) machine is respectively scheduled for commissioning in the fourth quarter of 2013. Stacking and reclaiming capacities are designed to handle 4,400 metric tons per hour (mt/h) on each of the two identical bucket wheel stacker reclaimers. The reclaim capacity can be a variable of 1,100 to 4,400 mt/h depending on the current requirements needed. These machines will be used by TECO for stacking and reclaiming coal and petcoke.