As the prime consultant for the Norbord South Carolina OSB Plant completed project, Allnorth provided complete engineering from concept through start-up, assisting with technical specifications, equipment procurement and overall plant design drawings. This plant features tree length optimization, bucking to 9 – 18 ft blocks, conveyor dryers, continuous press, press exhaust emission controls equipment, low emission dryers/energy systems and a design capacity of 500 MMSF/year on a 3/8″ basis.
The work included mechanical, civil structural and electrical engineering, site assistance and construction management. Allnorth also provided detailed design of the complete residual system, hog processing and conveying up to the energy system, and the complete wet and dry strand conveying system. Having developed a favorable working relationship on the South Carolina OSB Plant Project with Norbord, Allnorth provided similar services to Norbord Alabama for the “twin” plant of the South Carolina facility. This plant has some further innovations to increase efficiency and enhance operability.