DEARMOND SAWMILL BOILER REMOVAL
“Acquisition, refurbishment/modification & turn-key reinstallation”
A long-term Precision Energy Services’ client in the Northwest is greatly expanding its lumber-drying kiln capacity and has been actively seeking a cost-effective boiler facility to support this expansion. PES identified a suitable candidate based around a 40,000 lbs steam per hour “Nebraska” package boiler/economizer fired by a residual-wood fueled 14-foot diameter EPI bubbling fluid bed combustor at the recently-closed DeArmond sawmill located on the banks of the Spokane River in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. PES’ services included a detailed assessment of the plant’s existing configuration and equipment list, condition, and suitability for the new application; preparation of a fixed-price-basis disassembly/removal, transport, and storage proposal; and analyses of revised overall project economics based on the DeArmond facility’s projected acquisition, refurbishment/modification, and turn-key reinstallation costs. Based on the very favorable results and with PES’ direct support, the client purchased the facility at public auction in mid-June 2008. PES also had identified numerous additional lots of potentially valuable boiler spares and support equipment the client was also able to purchase at the auction.
Services Disassembly/removal, transport, storage and reinstallation
Location Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
PES immediately launched a fast-track effort to disassemble and transport the DeArmond boiler to a local staging area, completing this first phase of the project on time and under budget.
PES initiated detailed design and engineering to support further transport, refurbishment, modification, and re-installation of the boiler facility in its new application while warranting its optimal production performance and compliance with permitted air quality emissions constraints.