BRITISH COLUMBIA - FORTUNE MINERALS has been studying the use of a slurry pipeline to move clean coal from the Mount Klappan anthracite mine to the ports of Stewart and Prince Rupert, B.C. And it looks to be a cost-effective alternative to truck or rail haulage.
According to the scoping study report, such a pipeline may reduce operating costs by as much as 34%, says the company. For example, the study estimates operating costs of $23.89/tonne involving truck transportation to the port of Stewart compared with $15.75/tonne using a slurry pipeline to the same destination. The project is located 160 km northwest of Stewart.
Such a pipeline to Steward might cost $245 million if it had an annual capacity of 1.5 million tonnes, or $308 million with a 3.0-million t/y capacity.
Fortune Minerals is seeking joint venture partners for the Mount Klappan project. See also www.FortuneMinerals.com.
i tried to find out at least one engineering consultancy who can design coal slurry pipe line, but no one is available for said technology.
If you have any update,kindly provide same.