First Oil Shale Power Plant in Jordan relies on AUMUND Technology

Beijing, January 2019

Jordan is building its first oil shale power station in Attarat, 50 kilometres east of Al Qatranah. As soon as the two 235 MW plant units are commissioned, AUMUND technology will also be in operation here. Working closely with WorleyParsons Beijing and Guangdong Power Engineering Co. Ltd., AUMUND China developed the technical conveying solution for this project, which is currently the largest in the private sector in Jordan.

The engineering, procurement and construction are the responsibility of Guangdong Power, which awarded AUMUND China the order to supply four AUMUND Bucket Apron Conveyors type BZB, with plate widths of 1,600 mm, and lengths of 69 m, as well as four AUMUND Central Chain Bucket Elevators type BWZ at 53 m high. The conveying capacities of each machine can reach 375 tph, and the bulk material is bottom ash at temperatures of up to 350° C.

“The bottom ash is very fine, and spillage can often occur. This is the reason the customer chose AUMUND Bucket Apron Conveyors, as these minimise loss of material. Two AUMUND Bucket Apron Conveyors and two AUMUND Bucket Elevators will operate in each of the two generating units. Our scope of supply also includes items such as steelwork, electrical engineering and sensors,” explains Henning Rath, Technical Director at AUMUND China. The installation of the AUMUND machines is planned for the end of 2019.

AUMUND Bucket Apron Conveyor type BZB (Example, photo AUMUND)

About the AUMUND Group
The AUMUND Group is active worldwide. The conveying and storage specialists have special expertise at their disposal when dealing with bulk materials. With their high degree of individuality, both its technically sophisticated as well as innovative products have contributed to the AUMUND Group today being a market leader in many areas of conveying and storage technology. The manufacturing companies AUMUND Förder­technik GmbH (Rheinberg, Germany), SCHADE Lagertechnik GmbH (Gelsenkirchen, Germany), SAMSON Materials Handling Ltd. (Ely, England), as well as AUMUND Group Field Service GmbH  and AUMUND Logistic GmbH (Rheinberg, Germany) are consolidated under the umbrella of the AUMUND Group. The global conveying and storage technology business is spearheaded through a total of 15 locations in Asia, Europe, North and South America and a total of five warehouses in Germany, USA, Brazil, Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia.