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Cogent Provides Plant-wide System Integration to 600,000T/Yr Pellet Plant in Hamlet, North Carolina

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

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.

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Cogent Industrial Technologies Ltd.
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