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Cogent Delivers Plant-wide System Integration to 200,000T/Yr Pellet Plant in Lavington, BC

Cogent Delivers Plant-wide System Integration to 200,000T/Yr Pellet Plant in Lavington, BC

Cogent designs electrical, automation and controls for new wood pellet facility in Lavington, BC

Cogent has successfully designed and deployed plant-wide electrical, automation and controls for the Lavington Pellet Limited Partnership’s new wood pellet facility in Lavington, British Columbia. The plant is a $47 million investment in partnership with Tolko Industries and Pinnacle Renewable Energy and has been fully operational since October 2015.

In designing the plant, Tolko and Pinnacle were focused on demonstrating a new standard of environmental stewardship with their pellet production. As such, the plant is designed to utilize low temperature belt drying and Cyclofilter technology which showcases state-of-the-art emissions control technology at a scale not previously seen in the Canadian wood pellet industry.

As a longstanding partner of the client and a recognized technology leader in the wood pellet industry, Cogent was brought onto the project to help establish initial plant standards and provide system design and integration services for the entire plant. Cogent worked closely with the client and all stakeholders to fully execute on the project requirements and adopt new technologies to deliver Pinnacle’s most state-of-the-art facility to date. Leveraging Cogent’s technical expertise, the plant is now equipped with a fully integrated plant IT network, wireless data technologies and highly intuitive operator interfaces. Additionally, Cogent provided on-site support to help the plant achieve a quick ramp-up to full production and smooth transition to operation.

About Pinnacle Renewable Energy

Pinnacle Renewable Energy is the longest-established wood pellet producer in Western Canada. It owns and operates seven pellet plants across British Columbia with a production capacity of over 1,500,000 tonnes of wood pellets annually. In total it employs more than 250 people at their locations in Houston, Burns Lake, Meadowbank, Quesnel, Williams Lake, Armstrong and Lavington.

About Tolko Industries

Tolko Industries Ltd. is a private, Canadian-owned forest products company based in Vernon, British Columbia. With more than 3300 employees, Tolko is a major producer and marketer of lumber, veneer, plywood, oriented strand board and Kraft papers, with manufacturing operations across western Canada.

About Cogent Industrial Technologies

From greenfield to modernization projects, industrial operations across the globe leverage our technical expertise and project management services to achieve a safe, reliable and efficient operation. Cogent’s technical services include plant-wide Electrical, Controls & Automation, IT, Information and Data Management Systems. Cogent is active in the following industries: engineered wood, pellet/biomass, bulk material handling, facilities, and utilities.

For more information, please contact:

Cogent Industrial Technologies Ltd.
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