Wolf Point wins 2021 Excellence in Engineering Award
Wolf Point Engineers & Contractors was awarded the 2021 Excellence in Engineering Award by the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI) in the Best Industrial/Utility Project category for its work on Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company’s Sooner Generating Station Conveyors 10 & 11 Replacement Project, in Red Rock, Oklahoma. The awards competition is held each year to “recognize creative achievement in structural engineering via innovative structural designs and individual contributions that advance the profession,” says the SEAOI. The conveyor system handles Powder River Basin sub-bituminous coal. Wolf Point’s scope of work included engineering, procurement, fabrication, demolition and installation. Read more about the project here.
Wolf Point completes substantial completion of the Conveyors 10 & 11 Replacement Project at the Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company Sooner Generating Station near Red Rock, Oklahoma
The project consisted of replacing the aging walk-through galleries, support structures and over-2,100-foot-long, 36-inch-wide 740 TPH plant-feed conveyors 10 and 11 with completely new conveyors, 12.5-foot-diameter tubular galleries, chutes and new foundations. Wolf Point’s scope of work included engineering, procurement, fabrication, demolition and installation. Read more about the project here.
Amec Foster Wheeler hires Wolf Point for gypsum material handling system
The system will be an integral part of Louisville Gas & Electric’s upgrade to reduce pollution at the Mill Creek Generating Station, in Louisville, Kentucky. Wolf Point will provide layouts and general arrangement drawings, and well as structural steel, platework and mechanical drawings, and also procure motors and conveyor safety devices, including conveyor steel, idlers, belting and drives, in addition to transfer towers, gravity take-ups and primary and emergency radial stackers.
Wolf Point to furnish solids handling system at Georgia Power’s Plant Scherer
The scope of work includes engineering, structural steel fabrication, procurement, delivery, testing and commissioning of this integral element of Georgia Power’s Coal Combustion Residual and Water Management Project, featuring hoppers, telescopic chutes, dust collection, dust suppression, a dust extractor, truck unloaders and railcar loaders, diverter gates and transfer towers. Plant Scherer, near Juliette, Georgia, is one of the largest coal fired power plants in the U.S., consisting of four units burning Powder River Basin coal and producing over 3,500 megawatts per hour of electricity. Georgia Power is a subsidiary of Southern Company.
Black Mountain Sand awards contract to Wolf Point for handling systems at Texas frac sand mines
Wolf Point Engineers & Contractors has been awarded a contract to deliver two frac sand material handling systems at Black Mountain Sand’s Vest and El Dorado plants, near Kermit, Texas. The scope of work for each plant includes engineering, fabrication and supply of two tripper feed conveyors, two tripper conveyors including tripper cars, two reclaim conveyors, four rotary dryer support structures and platforms, two transfer towers, one dry screening building and all associated chute work and skirtboards, as well as mechanical supply and foundation designs. The structural steel and the majority of the chute work will be fabricated in-house by NAFCO.
NAFCO wins 2017 Best of the Best Award in specialty construction from Engineering News-Record for NASA rocket test stands
NAFCO won the 2017 Best of the Best Award in specialty construction from Engineering News-Record for its structural test stands at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, in Hunstville, Alabama. The two test stands, completed in 2016, facilitate structural testing of the liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen tanks supporting the most powerful rocket in history, the NASA Space Launch System, which will be used on the journey to Mars. Learn more about the project and the award at nafcofab.com.
Tennessee Valley Authority awards contract to Wolf Point for gypsum handling system at Paradise generating station
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) awarded a contract to Wolf Point Engineers & Contractors to design and fabricate a gypsum transfer conveyor, a gypsum emergency conveyor and a gypsum radial stacker at the Paradise Unit 3 Generation Plant, in Drakesboro, Kentucky. The scope of supply includes the design, engineering, fabrication, testing and delivery of the equipment and conveyor components, as well as technical direction for the installation contractor and the startup services necessary to place the gypsum conveyor system into operation. Wolf Point is also responsible for selection, sizing and conveyor and equipment capacities. In addition, NAFCO, Wolf Point’s parent company, was awarded a contract by TVA to furnish detailing and structural steel fabrication for the gypsum dewatering building.
The Price Companies awards contract to Wolf Point for expansion of North Carolina pulp and paper mill
Wolf Point Engineers & Contractors has been awarded a contract by The Price Companies, Inc., to furnish wood chip and bark conveyor handling systems for the expansion of KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation’s pulp and paper mill in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. Wolf Point Engineers & Contractors will engineer and supply chip transfer conveyors, a stacker feed conveyor, transfer towers, bark transfer conveyors, chip reclaim conveyors, a hogged bark hog tower, a hogged bark conveyor, a fine hog tower, a boiler fuel bark conveyor and a magnet support tower. The scope of work also includes designing and procuring chain reclaimers for bark reclaim and fines reclaim. In addition to structural and platework design, Wolf Point will furnish all conveyor components.
Wolf Point receives contract from The Price Companies to design and furnish chain reclaimers for chip mill and wood yard in South Carolina
The Price Companies, Inc., recently awarded Wolf Point Engineers & Contractors a project to engineer and supply three chain reclaimers for its chip mill and wood yard in Holly Hill, South Carolina. The project includes bark reclaim, chip reclaim and chip reclaim pine. The Price Companies operates the chip mill and wood yard facility under its subsidiary Carolina Chips, Inc. The facility will produce wood chips and processed bark for the KapStone paper mill in North Charleston, South Carolina.
Wolf Point wins contract for structural design of window framing system on historic Chicago high-rise
Wolf Point Engineers & Contractors has been hired by Chicago Ornamental Iron to review and complete the structural design of a new window framing system as part of the refurbishment of the Northwest Tower in Wicker Park, Chicago. Built in 1929, the flatiron-shaped Art Deco building, recently renamed The Robey, is being renovated and converted into an 89-room boutique hotel with ground-floor retail. The windows are at street level and on the second floor. and will require designs to suit their unusual installation, support and thermal requirements.
Wolf Point's Bob Williams Talks Pipe Conveyors in World-Gen Magazine
Vice President of Sales and Marketing Bob Williams penned an article explaining the promise of pipe conveyors for dust-free material handling at coal-fired plants. He discusses the history of pipe conveyors—dating to the 1970s—and their evolving application due to design improvements and environmental regulation. Click here to read.
Oklahoma Gas & Electric awards orders to Wolf Point for replacement equipment at Sooner & Muskogee power plants
Wolf Point Engineers & Contractors will furnish five pile dischargers to Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E) at the Muskogee Coal Fired Generating Station, near Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. Wolf Point will also provide engineering and procurement of five manual cut-off pin gates between the pile activator outlets and belt feeder skirt plates, as well as chutework between the pile dischargers and belt feeders. The new belt feeders will be complete with pulleys, idlers, belting, drives, motors, scrapers, loading zone impact tables, frames, variable-frequency drives, a skirt plate with seal system, discharge hoods and safety devices. The scope also includes structural engineering modifications to existing floor steel to support the new equipment and provide maintenance access. Wolf Point will also furnish 24 vibrating feeders to replace the existing vibrating feeders at OG&E’s Sooner Coal Fired Generating Station, near Red Rock, Oklahoma. The order includes engineering and procurement of 24 manual cut-off gates between the existing hopper outlets and vibrating feeders. The new vibrating feeders will be complete with mounting equipment (suspension), motors, liners, variable-frequency drives, feeder skirtboards, inspection doors and chutework between the new vibrating feeders and the existing belt conveyors.
Wolf Point's Parent Company, NAFCO, Providing Structural Steel for New NASA Project
NAFCO recently won a contract to provide structural steel fabrication and erection for NASA's new Space Launch System (SLS) test stands at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), in Alabama. The SLS is scheduled to debut in 2018, providing NASA with a Super Heavy Lift Launch Vehicle option for the first time since the Saturn V. But before SLS is allowed to launch, the key elements of the rocket need to be tested at MSFC to ensure they can withstand the stresses of ascent. Read more about the project here.
Wolf Point to provide engineering and procurement for Alabama Power’s Barry Steam Plant
Wolf Point Engineers & Contractors is providing engineering and procurement to replace the truss and mechanical components—such as idlers, pulleys, return v-plows and belting—for the 54-inch-wide Conveyor 19 in Bucks, Alabama. Structural steel will be fabricated by NAFCO. Alabama Power is a subsidiary of Southern Company.
Wolf Point providing structural detailing services to Chicago Transit Authority
Wolf Point Engineers & Contractors is developing a 3-D model to support the detailing of miscellaneous metals and structural engineering for the reconstruction of the Wilson Station on Chicago Transit Authority’s Red Line and Purple Line—part of the Chicago “L”, the second-busiest rail mass transit system in the United States.
Wolf Point Forms Alliance with South African Company CKIT to Offer EPC Pipe Conveyor Systems
Wolf Point Engineers & Contractors recently entered into a strategic alliance with CKIT, a world-renowned designer of pipe conveyor systems, to offer North American customers an alternative to conventional trough conveyors. CKIT is a Cape Town, South Africa-based materials-handling consulting and engineering company that has dozens of pipe conveyor installations in Africa, Europe, and Asia, including more than 20 in India. Through this alliance, Wolf Point becomes one of only a handful of firms with the capability to provide complete EPC pipe conveyor systems in North America.
Wolf Point awarded order by Georgia Power for environmental upgrade at Bowen Generating Station
Wolf Point Engineers & Contractors was recently awarded a contract by Georgia Power for engineering, procurement and fabrication of the addition of limestone handling conveyors to upgrade the wet scrubbers at the Bowen Generating Station, in Euharlee, Georgia. The conveyors are 30 inches wide, handling 600 tons per hour and rated at 400 feet per minute. In addition to the structural steel fabrication, Wolf Point is also furnishing conveyor components—including drivers, idlers, take-ups, belting, safety devices and motors—as well as feed and discharge chutes. Georgia Power is a subsidiary of Southern Company, one of the largest utilities in the United States.
Wolf Point Wins Contract for Screening, Crushing, Storage and Rail Loading System
Wolf Point Engineers & Contractors recently contracted with Oxbow Calcining LLC for complete engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning (EPC) for a new screening, crushing, storage and rail loading system to be incorporated into their existing calcining facility located near Enid, Oklahoma. Ancillary items include a new sampling system and a dust-collection and wash-down system.
Wolf Point Wins Contract for Extension of Limestone-Handling System
Wolf Point Engineers & Contractors recently contracted with Southern Company to design and supply equipment to extend the existing limestone-handling system at the Georgia Power Company’s Plant Bowen, located near Euharlee, Georgia. The scope of supply includes all necessary engineering, detail design, drawings, material and equipment, fabrication, quality control, shipment, delivery, testing, and start-up support.
Wolf Point Wins Contract for Coal Preparation Plant
Wolf Point Engineers & Contractors was recently awarded a contract for the structural and foundation design and engineering of a new a 900-ton-per-hour coal preparation plant at the Ohio County Mine, in Marshall County, West Virginia. In addition to design and engineering, Wolf Point is providing shop detail drawings.
Wolf Point Wins Contract for Urea Storage and Handling System
Wolf Point Engineers & Contractors was recently awarded a contract from ORASCOM E&C USA Inc. for a urea storage and handling system located near Wever, Iowa. Wolf Point’s scope of supply is complete engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning (EPC) including deep foundations. The system will consist of two transfer towers, four conveyors, a storage building housing a urea pile, a traveling tripper car, a bypass system, a traveling hopper, a truck loading station with a surge bin, two weigh bins, slide gates, and a telescoping spout, six truck weigh bridges, belt scales, and dust collection. The system is also designed to allow for future expansion.
Wolf Point Wins Contract for Pet Coke Handling System in Louisiana
Wolf Point Engineers & Contractors was recently awarded a contract from Oxbow Carbon LLC for a pet coke material handling system near Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Wolf Point’s scope of supply is complete engineering, procurement, installation, and commissioning (EPC) of the #4 CPC Tank Project, which includes chutes, conveyors, a slide gate, a weigh feeder, a bucket elevator, a magnet, and dust collection. Oxbow Carbon LLC is the largest and most diversified producer and marketer of calcined petroleum coke globally.
Wolf Point Engineers & Contractors Continues Adding Expertise
Wolf Point Engineers is continuing to add to its market-leading expertise by taking on two new industry veterans. On February 3, 2014, Paul Meifert, P.E., will join the company as Senior Project Manager and Gabor Meszaros, MSc. S.E., will come on board as Structural Engineering Manager. Meifert is a former senior project and engineering manager for Roberts & Schaefer Company. He has more than 33 years of experience in domestic and international mineral and power projects, and he specializes in EPC projects valued over $100 million. Meszaros is also a former Roberts & Schaefer Company staff member, having served there as a senior structural engineer. Licensed in Illinois, he brings more than 25 years of experience in design and construction on a wide variety of projects and with expertise in bulk material handling systems.
Wolf Point Wins Contract for Pond Recovery Plant
Wolf Point Engineers & Contractors has been awarded a contract to provide detailed engineering for a 200 tons-per-hour pond recovery plant. The scope of work consists of fine coal screening, primary classifying cyclones and spiral separation circuit for clean coal and refuse, secondary classifying cyclones for fine coal and refuse separation, and fine coal dewatering. Engineering is scheduled to be complete by the second quarter of 2014.