Plant Wansley Limestone Unloading and Handling

Franklin, Georgia

Georgia Power

Project Size:
88,000 sq ft

This design-build project consisted of designing, furnishing, installing, and testing a limestone unloading, handling, and reclaim system for Georgia Power’s Plant Wansley. This system unloads and stocks-out limestone received by rail, then reclaims and conveys the limestone to two on-site silos. The unloading system, with a design capacity of 3,400-tons-per-hour (TPH), was designed in compliance with AREMA code and approved by Norfolk-Southern Railroad. The unloading hopper has “hot rails” for automatic bottom-discharge railcar gate operation. The main hopper has two discharge points, each fitted with 72-inch-wide, 1,700 TPH belt feeders. Other major system components include a wet dust extractor control system; five major conveyors ranging from 156 to 545 feet in length and 30 to 54 inches in width; a radial slewing-boom stacker capable of stockpiling 50,000 tons of material; and reclaim and conveyor tunnels.

Brasfield & Gorrie self-performed the overall project management, design coordination, site preparation (30,000 cubic yards of earthwork), and concrete foundations.