Cogent recently completed work on Enviva’s 600,000 metric tons per a year pellet mill in Hamlet, North Carolina. The plant is located on a 125 acre site and will directly employ 80 full-time workers and has created and supported an additional 180 jobs in logging, transportation, and local services associated with the wood pellet industry.
While the plant was being built Cogent worked on Enviva Hamlet’s Dryer Island System Controls. A year later Cogent completed work on the Wet Electrostatic Precipitator (WESP) while the plant was operating.
The purpose of Cogent’s work was to automate the operation of the Dryer Island. The automatic operation of the systems is controlled by a group of Programmable Logic Controller (PLC’s) while the operation of the Dryer Island is monitored by the Operator via Human Machine Interface (HMI) stations located in the plant control room.
The Hamlet plant began commercial operations in June and reach full nameplate production in 2021. The pellets produced in Hamlet will be shipped overseas to Europe and Asia via the storage and transshipment terminal of Enviva Port of Wilmington in North Carolina to satisfy the global demand for wood biomass pellets.
About Enviva Partners LP
Enviva Partners, LP aggregates a natural resource, wood fiber, and processes it into a transportable form, wood pellets. The Partnership owns and operates 6 plants with a combined production capacity of nearly 3 million metric tons of wood pellets per year in Virginia, North Carolina, Mississippi, and Florida. In addition, the Partnership exports wood pellets through its owned marine terminal assets at the Port of Chesapeake, Virginia, and Port of Wilmington, North Carolina and from third-party marine terminals in Mobile, Alabama and Panama City, Florida.
About Cogent Industrial Technologies
Cogent is a professional services firm offering independent expertise in Industrial Technologies and Project Management to industrial operations around the world. Our technical expertise include Process Engineering, Industrial Safety, Industrial Automation, Electrical, Industrial IT and Operations Performance Management Systems delivering a totally integrated plant connecting equipment, processes and people.