SCHADE Lagertechnik GmbH, a leading engineer and manufacture of stacking and reclaiming equipment for bulk materials stockyards and blending beds and a member of the AUMUND Group, has received its first order from the power industry from a CIS country.
Example of a SCHADE Full-Portal Reclaimer for a coal stockyard (photo SCHADE)
SCHADE will supply a large full-portal reclaimer for the coal stockyard of the GRES-1 power plant in Ekibastuz, Kazakhstan. The capacity of the machine will be 2800 tph, the rail span 53.5 m and the delivery date mid-2017. It is designed to work in an environment where the temperatures can go down to minus 30°C. SCHADE will also supply a tandem wagon tipper, which will unload up to 42 wagons per hour.
With its two power plants near to the town, Ekibastuz power plant is one of the largest coal-fired electricity production facilities in the world. The first plant, GRES-1, consists of eight units, each producing 500 MW and has two 330 m high chimneys. The second plant, GRES-2, situated to its northwest has a capacity of 1000 MW. Standing at 419.7 m, this was the first part of the plant to be erected in 1987.
The Ekibastuz coal-fired power station is the starting point of the three-phase transmission line Ekibastuz-Kokshetau which, with its 1150 kV, is the line with the highest operating transmission voltage in the world. The extension of this transmission line to Elektrostal in Russia is also designed for 1150 kV.
Edited by Jonathan Rowland.