Stockton Coal Preparation Plant
Stockton New Zealand

Downer EDI Engineering

Civil & Structural Engineering

Solid Energy New Zealand Ltd

The Task
This project involved the structural design and documentation of a coal preparation plant (CPP) on the South Island of New Zealand.  The project was undertaken as a design and construct contract by Solid Energy New Zealand Ltd with Lindsay Dynan engaged as a sub-consultant to Downer EDI Engineering to provide structural engineering services.

The structural design is of special engineering interest because the site is located in a region that is susceptible to high earthquake, wind and snow loads.  In addition to these loads, the structure is required to support vibrating equipment.

Our Role
In consultation with the mechanical/process engineers and contractor, we developed a structural solution that accommodated all the services and machinery associated with a coal preparation plant whilst satisfying Solid Energy New Zealand’s requirements.