Having won orders in China, Vietnam and the Philippines, SCHADE Lagertechnik, member of the AUMUND Group of companies, has developed a leading position in the Asian power sector. Shanghai Electric Power Construction for GNPower Mariveles and Formosa Plastic Vietnam have both awarded large orders. In Shanghai, SCHADE Lagertechnik teamed up with the AUMUND subsidiary in Beijing, and won the order against strong local competition. Caused by the increasing demand of larger machines SCHADE’s market share is being gained in Asia.
“Measured in the combination of external diameter and stacking and reclaiming capacity, the circular storage machine to be installed for Shanghai Electric Power Construction will be one of the biggest that we have ever built in the 130+ years of our company history”, says SCHADE sales manager Andreas Markiewicz. The diameter will be 130 m. It is an EPC project and will get underway this year, commissionning of the circular storage is planned for 2018. The circular storage will be installed in the Philippines and operated by GNPower Mariveles Coal Plant Ltd. Co.
The previous year, SCHADE Lagertechnik had already won several orders for large circular and longitudinal storage machines in China and the Philippines. Currently two circular storage machines with diameters of 120 m each are being installed in Southern China for new power plants. In the Philippines, the order was awarded for a further phase of power plant projects. These days circular storage capacities of around 360 000 t are possible, and the equipment can be supplied in a completely explosion-proof design.
In a few months’ time SCHADE Lagertechnik will supply a portal reclaimer and a tripper car to Formosa Plastic for the Nhon Trach II project in Vietnam. This order includes installation and commissioning of the machines. The portal reclaimer has a rail span of 54 m and is designed to reclaim 600 t/h of coal, the same capacity as a slewing circular storage machine that SCHADE had supplied back in 2003 for the Nhon Trach I project. The diameter of that machine was 97 m.