Cogent to provide totally integrated Automation, Controls and Information Management System services for new 400,000 T/year greenfield biomass pellet plant in Burns Lake, BC
Pinnacle Pellet proceeds with construction of a 400,000 tonne per year greenfield pellet facility in Burns Lake British Columbia. The plant will utilize residue from local sources and wood feedstock from the Hampton Affiliates Babine Forest Product mill located approximately 3.5 km away. Construction is scheduled to begin mid July 2010 and finish at the end of November 2010.
“We have selected Cogent for our Burns Lake project due to their solid expertise in systems integration, process control and simulation testing resulting in a fast start-up and ramp up to full production” says Darren Swaan of Pinnacle Pellet, “we are also very pleased with their continued technical and training support provided to our existing facilities.”
“Cogent Industrial Technologies’ scope of services is to deliver a totally integrated Electrical, Controls, IT and Information Management System for the Burns Lake facility,” says Bijan Shams, President of Cogent Industrial Technologies. “We will continue to work with Pinnacle Pellet to leverage the full potential of their facilities.”
“We have always been impressed by Cogent’s performance and dedication to the success of our projects and their deep understanding of wood pellet process and plant operation” says Brock Martin, Pinnacle’s Capital Projects Manager.
About Pinnacle Pellet Inc.
Pinnacle Renewable Energy Group, a private company founded by the Swaan family of Quesnel, has been in operation for over twenty years and is the longest established pellet producer in Western Canada. Located in the heart of the lumber industry in central B.C., Canada, the company operates five pellet plants across BC with a production capacity of 760,000 tonnes of wood pellets annually (includes 100% of partnership plant in Houston BC).
About Cogent Industrial Technologies Ltd.
Cogent empowers its clients to Achieve Operational Excellence. Cogent is a professional services company that offers expertise in Industrial Automation and Controls, Information Management Systems and Performance Improvement Solutions to its clients in the engineered wood, biomass, utilities and water/wastewater industries.
From greenfield projects to improving your existing operation, Cogent delivers tailored solutions that reduce operational costs, improve equipment reliability, optimize process control and empower your people with information and knowledge for efficient and flexible operation.